Barb Hall, Certified Piano Technician

Piano Trivia

The approximately 200 strings in an average piano exerts about 30,000 pounds or 15 tons of pressure on it's plate.

There are approximately 10,000 parts in an average upright piano.

Even though the plate on a piano is made of cast iron, and can weigh as much as 500 pounds, and can withstand enormous pressure, it is very fragile and can crack or break very easily.

If you live in a climate with extreme temperatures and humidity in winter and summer, your piano will be sharp in the more humid months, and flat in the less humid months.

The piano's two worst enemies are fluctuations in humidity and owner neglect.

If the strings in the bass section of a piano weren't of greater mass, that the height of an upright piano would be about 20 feet. A grand piano would be 20 to 25 feet long. Imagine trying to fit that in your living rooms!

Before you buy any piano, even a brand new one, you should always have it checked by a qualified technician, just as you would have a car you are considering buying checked by a qualified mechanic.

You do not have to know how to play the piano or know anything about music in order to be a piano technician.

The design of an acoustic piano has not changed significantly in the past 100 years.

The earliest pianos had no sharps or flats.

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