Tips for Buying a Piano

When buying a piano for the very first time, listen for rattling or buzzing sounds, worn hammers, and slipping tuning pins.

Pianos offer an interesting mix of form and function. They give musicians in the home an instrument to play and offer a centerpiece that can add to the décor and aesthetics in your home. Buying a Steinway piano or any kind of piano of your own is a big step in your musical career, so here is a tip for choosing the right piano.

Listen for rattling or buzzing. The soundboard, located underneath a grand piano and behind an upright, is strengthened by a series of ribs. Cracks in the soundboard can cause these ribs to come undone.

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Buying a grand piano or any piano boosts your musical career.

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Buying A Piano: Things You Need To Know

The cost of buying a piano is not the only expense in owing one. You also have to spend when you take lessons, moving, repair and maintenance.

There are some things to consider once you have decided to buy a piano. After all, playing great musical works by the likes of Artur Schnabel and Ludwig Beethoven requires a piano. For classical music lovers, the use of a piano in the performance of these art works is invaluable. The piano has been accredited with giving the violin support in great classical performances such as the Beethoven Sonatas, with music enthusiasts terming the sound by the instrument to be “buoyant, resistant to gravity and alive”.

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The greatest musical works ever, required a piano.

In this day, a piano is not just an instrument, it is a status symbol. They are a pricy asset and quite the contemporary decorative piece to have in your home. However, there is a lot to consider before taking that bold step to invest in a piano.

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Electronic Components: How Microphones Work

A microphone, used by actors, musicians and speakers is an electronic device that changes sound to electrical energy and back again.

Back in the day, before electronic gadgets, speakers, microphones and other modern audio visual solutions existed, performers relied on their own powerful lungs—with some help from the basic design and architecture of the performance hall—to carry their voices into the audience. Contemporary opera singers are still trained to project their voices without any voice amplification systems.

Oh Mic Goodness.

Microphones turn sound into electric current and then back to sound again through the speakers.
Microphones turn sound into electric current and then back to sound again through the speakers.

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