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What is the difference between a Vertical Piano and a Grand Piano?

Visually & the placement of these pianos are different.

Vertical pianos are usually put up against a wall and a Grand Piano is not put against the wall but has a lid that opens up toward the room. So one of the differences is visual in that they look different and the functions are different as well. The actions are different, where a vertical will have more springs in the piano. A grand action will have gravity, as its friend to help a little bit more so the sensitivity of playing a grand piano will afford more control then a vertical. Also the dampening system of a grand piano is more efficient because if you think about how the dampers and where they are placed they are right above where the hammer strikes the string. In a vertical they can’t be because they are both on the same side so that the hammer hits a string that is above the damper, which dampens the string. So a Grand Piano will dampen more efficiently. A Grand Piano action will also repeat better because of the gravity and the mechanism called escapement. So those are some of the differences in a technical way of a Grand Piano versus a Vertical Piano.

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