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Overview of Traditional piano

Traditional Pianos

A piano is a musical instrument in which the steel string strike with felt hammers to produce a rhythm by the vibration of the string at resonant frequency.

Nowadays the piano is used more as a western music for the performance of the solo programme. This musical instrument has gained importance over the years by making it ubiquitous in nature.

Traditional Pianos

The piano is derived from an Italian name known as pianoforte. The traditional pianos have also the same functions as the modern piano. With the involvement of the modern piano the traditional pianos have lost its importance over the years.

Working of the traditional pianos

The musical rhythm is produced by striking the piano strings with the felt hammers and these felt hammers are present at the ends of the keys. This is done by the pressing of the keys and thus the ends strike with the string. When these vibrations are produced at resonating frequency they are transferred through the bridges.

Thus the fine quality of sound is reproduced as the keys are pressed. There are two types of the pianos and these are grand and upright pianos. In the case of the grand pianos they have their frames and strings placed in the horizontal position, whereas in the case of the upright pianos the frames and the strings are placed in the vertical position.

Working Of The Traditional Pianos

The upright pianos though they are in the vertical position they are available in many heights. The quality of the sound is measured in the scale design and does not depend on the size of the piano; as larger pianos produce a larger sound but the tuning of the pianos depend on the materials used.

This also depends on some of the things that directly corresponds to the sound produced which includes touch, tone and tuning stability. Only a professional pianist can take care of the traditional pianos.


The traditional pianos are the ones which carry the highest magnitude in the field of music especially in the pianos. These pianos are mainly maintained by the professional pianist because it is difficult to maintain these devices by any ordinary pianist. The pianos ubiquity has made it a unique device with its fine tuning.

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