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What is the difference between a grand piano and an upright piano?

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In the grand piano, the soundboard is placed horizontally facing up, and thus you get a feel that the sound rises up and surrounds you, filling the whole room. In Upright Piano The soundboard is placed vertically. Because in the upright piano, sound comes out at the back and the back of upright piano... read more
In the grand piano, the soundboard is placed horizontally facing up, and thus you get a feel that the sound rises up and surrounds you, filling the whole room. In Upright Piano The soundboard is placed vertically. Because in the upright piano, sound comes out at the back and the back of upright piano is almost always placed against the wall, sound go into the wall and bounce off to you, so you get the feel that the sound comes straight to you making subtle control of musical expression more difficult. Some high quality tall upright pianos may have a bigger sound volume and better quality sound than extremely small lower priced baby grand pianos. read less
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Completed Grade 4 in piano from Trinity College London, Completed Grade 5 in piano from Royal school of Music

There is difference in length of strings and tonal quality and shape of course , there are three types of piano , upright , baby grand and grand ))
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Piano teacher with over 20 years of experience in teaching basic, intermediate and advanced levels

Grand piano is bigger and has longer horizontal strings so more soumd where as upright has shorter vertical strings so more compact and practical for ordinary homes or apartments
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Just sound difference and one more thing grand piano for Lerner and upright piano is for professional like concert
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The difference is between the sound production and size.
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The arrangement of the strings is the difference. Grand piano strings are arranged horizontally and in upright piano it is arranged vertically...
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The arrangement of the strings inside, Grand Piano - Strings arranged horizontally, Upright piano - Strings arranged vertically
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the sound quality , price and the length of the strings.
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The difference is the formation of strings along with the tonal quality. For grand,strings placed horizontally & for upright it's bending in 90degree angle.position of stings is up then rightwise...so the name is also upright.This kind of Piano generallY used for the small room or like cottage in western... read more
The difference is the formation of strings along with the tonal quality. For grand,strings placed horizontally & for upright it's bending in 90degree angle.position of stings is up then rightwise...so the name is also upright.This kind of Piano generallY used for the small room or like cottage in western countries.So it's named COTTAGE PIANO also.. read less
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Strings position is horizontal in upright and vertical in grand pianos... and also you will have sensitive and broad tone in grand piano...
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