The horizontal design of grand pianos allows for optimum sound and tone control. Longer strings help produce a richer tone with more power in the bass. The action, or keyboard on a grand opposed to an upright works with gravity as opposed to horizontal springs to release the hammers. The design of the action allows for much quicker response, wider dynamic range and much easier control.
Popular in homes and studios, upright pianos are an excellent choice instrument as they take less room than a grand piano and are more affordable. Different models within brand makes have different features and uses. We have models appropriate for the beginner up to the advanced player. Allow us to guide you through the brands and models to find the right piano for you!
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The Steinway grand is the gold standard of musical instruments, representing over 160 years of dedication to craftsmanship and uncompromised expression. The Onyx Duet is a limited edition Steinway that features French Rosewood on the underside of the lid and inner rim. The effect is pure elegance, with the rich fine grain juxtaposed against a classic ebony finish.
Each Steinway Onyx Duet is an original handcrafted work of art, unique in all the world. Since the swatches are from different trees, each handbuilt model has its own unique, textured grain, which is a non-duplicable original work of art.
Steinway’s limited models are extremely rare, and the Onyx Duet models are each genuine and unique Steinways that make for a spectacular investment over many decades. Of course, more often, a Steinway becomes a cherished family heirloom, lovingly handed down from generation to generation. In terms of pure musical enjoyment and beauty, the return that a Steinway offers your family is priceless.
At 5′ 10¾” (180 cm), the Model O is the largest of Steinway’s “small grands.” This piano is large enough to satisfy those who demand a full, rich sound, yet sized to fit in almost any home.
Let’s try to scratch the surface with regard to a common question that potential piano buyers have asked since the dawn of the piano: Other than the obvious, what is the real difference between a grand and an upright piano?
Let’s begin at the beginning. The grand piano is the “purest” form of the piano we have today. The original, if you will. Upright pianos were designed after the fact as a compromise for cost and space. They take up less room, which is often a factor, and they cost less, which is also often important. But do they perform differently or just look different? The short answer is that they are so different that it’s almost surprising that they are both called pianos.
One commonly held misconception is that grands sound better than uprights. This is not necessarily true at all. The quality and volume of sound produced by a piano is a function of several factors. The quality of the materials, the craftsmanship, the length of the strings, the size of the soundboard, and the scale design of the instrument are a few of the main elements to consider. There is certainly no reason that an upright piano cannot have as high a score in all of these areas as a grand. In fact, a small grand piano, around the 5′ mark, will have shorter strings and a smaller soundboard than a tallish upright. I have played and tuned many outstanding upright pianos over the years. One very well-known piano maker states that they don’t make upright pianos for their customers who can’t afford their grands; they make uprights for their customers who don’t have the space for a grand. Of course, as you move into the larger grand sizes, they will surpass even the largest uprights in soundboard size and string length, thereby producing greater tonal quality and volume, assuming similar quality of materials. A 9′ concert grand will sound better than a 45″ upright.
So, if an upright can sound just as good as a grand, why should you spend the extra money on a grand piano? The answer lies in the action. The mechanical components that start with the keys that your fingers depress and end with the hammer that strikes the strings creating the sound are called the action. In a grand piano, most of the components move up and down, using gravity to reset them to the resting position, ready to be played again. Gravity is very even, one end of the keyboard to the other. In an upright piano, many of the parts move in a horizontal direction, and since gravity does not work in that direction, springs are used to move these components back into the rest position.
While these springs can be regulated to be quite even, it’s never going to be as perfect as gravity. Springs wear and fatigue over time, creating unevenness from one note to the next as well. In addition to this, in order to repeat a note on an upright piano, the key must be allowed to come all the way back to the top of the stroke before it can be played again. In a grand, a note can be repeated after the key has only come up about 1/3 of the way to the top. This means that a grand action gives the player more control and can be played faster.
Without going into too great technical detail, this is where the difference lies. The action in a grand piano allows the player much more control. So, then the question becomes, do you need to buy a grand piano? Not necessarily. Most pianists are not at a level where a grand is truly necessary. Certainly almost any reasonably skilled player would enjoy the touch of a grand, but it will not hold you back if you purchase an upright. If you are a rapidly progressing student with an eye on the concert stage, there will come a day when you can actually outplay an upright piano. But for the rest of us, myself included, an upright will do the job just fine.
Spirio SpotlightJULY HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE SPIRIO CATALOGBroadway Musicals, Glenn Gould, Summer Pop Shuffle, and the Three BsAs we wait for the lights of Broadway to burn bright again, STEINWAY & SONS SPIRIO, the world’s finest high resolution player piano, offers a new playlist, Songs of Hope, that features new performances of music from classic shows, including an extended medley from Showboat, as well music from the more recent Hamilton, Once, Anastasia, Beautiful, Annie, The Lion King and others.
This month we also feature enigmatic STEINWAY IMMORTAL Glenn Gould in re-creations of Bach performances from the early 1960s, as well as a SPIRIOSYNC video of the artist near the end of his brief, remarkable career.
The SPIRIO pop catalog continues to expand, and this month our Summer Pop Shuffle playlist delivers a wide range of hits, from Neil Diamond to Bob Dylan, from Janis Joplin to Prince.
Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, The Three Bs of classical music, all make an appearance: Stanislav Khristenko performs Bach’s E minor Toccata, as well as Brahms’s substantial Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel. And finally, Jenny Lin and Tania Tachkova continue our Beethoven anniversary with the complete four-hand arrangement of the composer’s monumental Symphony No. 7.See more on steinway.com
Select a Roland HP704 or Roland LX700 Series piano and apply for 0% Financing up for 24 oac*
The HP704 provides the style, performance, and pristine sound projection you’d expect from a premium studio piano. With its sleek, sophisticated cabinet design, this digital piano makes a statement wherever you play it. The advanced PHA-50 keyboard, onboard tutorial features, and Bluetooth connectivity with music apps mean you’ll always be inspired to play, explore and improve. The tall, elegant cabinet houses a powerful four-speaker audio system that delivers dynamic, room-filling sound as you perform or while you relax by streaming your favourite tunes.
Be impressed by the LX705, which retains many of the standout features of the flagship LX708 and mid-priced LX706 models, in a highly competitive package. Winner of Prestigious Design Awards With its attractive and innovative design, Roland’s LX700 series has been internationally recognized by the largest and most respected design competitions in the world. The overall lineup received both the 2019 iF Design Award and Red Dot Product Design Award 2019. Such gorgeous Cabinetry is just the start, as a high performance instrument, you’re sure to be impressed.
Express yourself with Hybrid Grand Keyboard & Responsive Damper Action Pedals
The LX708’s Hybrid Grand Keyboard has a longer key action compared to most digital pianos. Because the key action is longer, the pivot point of each key is set further back, so you don’t need to press harder the further up the key you play. The white keys combine sleek wooden sides with a durable inner frame for maintenance-free reliability. And when playing, you’ll feel the ideal balance of pressure, momentum and return movement, along with smooth vertical travel. The premium LX708 even reproduces the physical vibrations that resonate through a grand piano’s keyboard, while the addition of pedals that enable a variety of advanced techniques makes this an authentic and thrilling piano experience.
Roland HP704 (CH, RSW) MSRP: $3,699.99 = 0% for 24 Months 50% Down: $80.91 per month Roland LX705 (CH, RSW) MSRP: $4,499.99 = 0% for 24 months 50% Down: $98.43 per month Roland LX706 (CH) MSRP: $6799 = 0% for 24 months 50% Down: $142.16 per month **SPECIAL INCENTIVE IN STORE on LX706**
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One of the best ways to stay inspired is to learn your favourite songs! The GO Series of keyboards lets you easily stream your music to onboard speakers via Bluetooth. Practice along with the music you like plus in-app learning tools and online lessons. We have the GO series of keyboards in stock starting at only $429.99! 🎹 https://www.pianocentre.ca/product-category/digital-piano/
PLAY MUSIC ANYWHERE WITH BATTERY POWER AND A WIRELESS SMARTPHONE CONNECTION
When inspiration strikes, you’ll always be ready to react with GO:KEYS. It’s compact enough to throw in a carry bag, while six AA batteries supply all the power you need to play music anywhere, from camping trips to tour buses. And with no wires to slow you down, it’s fast and easy to use with content from your smartphone, so you can always work on your music, even when you’re on the move.
EVEN BEGINNERS CAN CREATE PRO MUSIC WITH LOOP MIX
No musical knowledge? No problem with GO:KEYS. Even if you’re playing a keyboard for the first time, the Loop Mix function lets you start creating cool music right away. Unlike other keyboards that have accompaniment features that require chord basics, Loop Mix is a fresh approach that even beginners can enjoy. By triggering loop phrases using single keys, anyone can create polished songs in real time. Drums, bass, and other instruments are easy to add to the mix, and the performance pads let you manipulate sounds like a DJ by adjusting pitch, filtering, and more. And with the onboard recorder, you can capture it all for immediate playback and sharing.
INSPIRE YOUR SONGWRITING WITH OVER 500 PRO-QUALITY SOUNDS
Even without a smartphone, GO:KEYS is a versatile instrument in its own right, offering over 500 ready-to-play sounds derived from Roland’s acclaimed pro synthesizers. Use the intuitive category buttons to call up pianos, synths, strings, brass, and more, and then incorporate them into your Loop Mix jams and take your songs to the next level.
Piano Centre’s showroom has now re-opened in keeping with Alberta government Stage 1 guidelines for social distancing and heightened cleaning and disinfection protocols. We also continue to offer curbside pick-up and drop-off for those who are unable to shop in person.
Since 1985, Piano Centre has been dedicated to servicing the Edmonton and Northern Albertan music community in offering the best pianos available and providing top notch service. In the midst of this coronavirus outbreak, the safety and well-being of our employees and customers remains our highest priority. We strongly believe that music positively impact our lives. A meaningful purchase such as a piano can not only enrich the family household but can be utilized as a great recreation, hobby and educational asset in the home. Here is an update on our operations and the procedures we’re following to maintain a safe environment:
Steinway & Sons has an instrument for everyone. This webinar will guide you through the Steinway DNA and design used that makes for a most competitive high level piano at a price point never before thought possible.
If you’re considering a new or used piano, you do not want to miss out on this Boston Piano educational webinar. Join Steinway’s Vice President of Boston Pianos and Boston’s Engineering Manager for a webinar to explore what makes Boston pianos synonymous with excellence and versatility.
The Roland FP-10 Bundle Package! This affordable digital piano is always ready to play, with a reassuringly authentic feel from the 88-note PHA-4 Standard keyboard, joined by Roland’s evocative SuperNATURAL piano tones through onboard speakers or headphones. With its portable, space-saving design, the FP-10 is the ideal instrument for home use, whether you’re practicing techniques in the spare room or giving performances in the living room. Plus, with Bluetooth® connectivity and powerful onboard features not offered by any other digital model at this price, the FP-10 is the ideal second piano for more experienced players.
Piano Centre’s thoughts:
The FP-10’s PHA-4 Standard keyboard delivers the responsive feel of a fine acoustic piano, with every nuance whether you play hard or soft captured by Roland’s touch-detection technology. With high-resolution sensing and escapement for fast key repetition, the PHA-4 keyboard faithfully translates into sound the subtlest differences in dynamics and tone. The attention to detail continues as you notice a heavier hammer-weight in the low registers and a lighter one in the highs. Touch the white keys and youll be convinced by a revolutionary moisture-absorbing material that recreates the natural texture and tactile feel of real ivory and for expressive pedaling techniques such as half-pedaling, simply connect the optional DP-10 pedal.
Rich, responsive tone from Roland’s renowned SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine
88-key hammer-action format in a compact cabinet
PHA-4 Standard keyboard provides authentic piano touch for maximum expression
Headphones output and quiet keyboard action let you enjoy playing at any time without disturbing others
Onboard speakers reproduce your playing with expressive sound
Built-in Bluetooth MIDI/USB MIDI interface for connecting to Garageband, computers, DAW software
Roland’s Piano Partner 2 app lets you conveniently select sounds, set metronome and more from your smartphone
Twin Piano mode is ideal for lessons, letting student and teacher play side-by-side in the same octave ranges
Includes Roland KSCFP10 Custom stand for the FP-10 Digital Piano.
Includes Hosa HDS-100 Supra-aural, closed design stereo headphones, featuring padded earcups, 1/4″ adaptor, and full frequency response for critical listening.
As of May 1st, we have stock of this piano but this very popular instrument is in demand, we recommend reserving yours today! We offer contactless delivery (boxed and curbside) within Edmonton or we can ship out to you.