Acoustic Piano Glossary

Glossary Description

This glossary is found on Sheehans website, a  family-run business located in Leicester, UK, trading with musical instruments for over 25 years.

The 38 terms defined in this piano glossary, will be mainly helpful to buyers of a new piano. It clean design and good navigation, will make it easy for to find what you are looking for. As always when talking about piano parts the images added to the glossary are of real value.

What would be worth for being improved? Honestly I only found the glossary via Google. Looking at the website, trying to make my way from the piano section to the glossary, I got lost and the glossary was no way to be found. Finally I managed to see the link to it at the bottom of the page – why not placing it more up in the left side menu? Just a thought.

Example Term: Over-Strung

Strings on an over-strung piano
Strings on an over-strung piano

Also known as ‘cross-strung’. The strings inside the case are placed in a slanted, overlapping arrangement, to permit longer strings, so they can resonate more.

Over-strung pianos were introduced with smaller houses in mind: they avoid losing the volume and tone of a larger, straight-strung piano, but take up much less space. It was made possible with the introduction of the cast-iron frame which could withstand the greater tension required (in the same way that a 12-string guitar has to be stronger than a 6-string guitar).

Glossary / Dictionary Details

Title: Acoustic Piano Glossary Terms: 38 Language: English
Quote as: Acoustic Piano Glossary. ©2000-2011 Sheehans Music Services Ltd, 58a London Road, Leicester, UK, LE2 0QD. [+link] Last visited: November 09, 2011

Posted on November 10, 2011, in Music & Instruments, Piano Glossary and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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