The Baby Grand Piano
Smaller than a grand piano, the baby grand is lauded by many people for its rich, full sound. Baby grand pianos are a great option for those people who want the same great sound offered by a grand piano but at a lower price point and in a smaller size.
Typically, a baby grand piano is shorter than a grand piano. It will also features strings that are thicker and shorter than a full-sized grand piano, offering a sound that is deceptively rich, despite the piano’s smaller size. In terms of construction, baby grands are usually made of oak or mahogany.
A baby grand piano is a great choice for those who want the elegance of a grand piano in a smaller space. Baby grands stand about five feet in height, so that they can easily fit into the decor of most rooms. When planning where you will place your baby grand piano, however, take good care to choose a place that is away from any sources of heat or draft. This includes the radiators, ceiling vents, heat exchange, doors and windows. Because they are made from wood, pianos are subject to warping which can adversely affect the sound and damage the instrument irreparably. Your baby grand piano should ideally be placed in a room that is kept at a moderate, constant temperature.
Another consideration when choosing where to put your baby grand piano is the acoustics of the room. Bear in mind that the sound generated by the baby grand piano will be reflected off of the floors, windows and walls of a room, as well as any furnishings in the room. This reflection, or reverberation, will be positively or negatively affected by the nature and positioning of these elements in the room in relation to the piano. A room with hardwood floors is a good choice because it offers good reverberation that enhances the sound of the piano. Bear in mind that thick carpeting and heavy draperies will absorb the sound and reflect it as well, thereby affecting how the sound of your piano is perceived.
Baby Grand Piano Dimensions
Generally speaking, any piano smaller than 5 feet 5 inches in length is considered a baby grand piano. Typical dimensions are:
Baby Grand: 4 feet 11 inches to 5 foot 4 inches
Petite Grand: 4 feet 5 inches to 4 foot 10 inches
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The beauty, elegance and auditory pleasure that a baby grand piano can add to a home has given rise to the popularity of this classical instrument. If a full-sized grand piano is not within your financial or spatial constraints, look for a baby grand piano for sale. No longer are pianos in the home only the domain of the wealthy living in palatial mansions. Now, just about everyone can enjoy the benefits of having a piano in their home with a baby grand piano.