Piano is one of the most peculiar music instruments. It is difficult to find something as big and heavy, but delicate and fragile at the same time. The piano requires careful handling starting from its set up , storage and transit and up to its final tuning.
There are few types of piano that primarily differ from each other by size and shape. Grand Piano's strings, deck and mechanical parts are arranged horizontally, and at Studio Piano - upright . Accordingly, the Studio Piano is cheaper and takes up less space. However, the Grand Piano gives a greater variety of sounds. The more interesting is that the Studio piano and the Grand piano belongs to the same class of musical instruments - piano.
All pianos are divided into three categories according to their height and this is a key feature of the music instrument
- The first category includes lightweight instruments up to 120 cm. Because of their smaller measurements, they usually are conveniently placed even in a small apartment . These pianos are ideal for children, non-professionals and new students of Music Academy. This type of Piano is usually have a brown color, and weigh about 150 kilograms.
- The second category - the Grand piano height 130-150 cm. They are larger in size and have a deeper sound. This category pianos are usually black and can weigh from 200 to 400 kilograms ( Russian's production weigh less, made in other countries - more). The piano model that are 124-132 cm high is called the " concert piano", and they usually are used by professional musicians.
- However real professionals, famous soloists prefer the third category - collectible German piano. The third category includes instruments that are m more than 500 years old. So, this music instruments are designed for large spaces due to their impressive size (they can weigh half a ton) and their height, which is of five feet and impressive size. This rarity can be hand-carved decorated, however the main thing that distinguishes them is- a wonderful sound quality.
Unfortunately, any Piano can lose their special sound qualities for many reasons: because of the heat or cold, dry air or high humidity and also because or inappropriate moving, which can mortally affect this fine instrument.
Many of us believe that to move a piano is about the same as dragging a heavy wardrobe. However, the piano does not tolerate such an attitude. Its relocation should not damage the internal structure of the instrument. You should avoid any rumbling, moisture, dust, dirt and of course any kicks and other impacts.
Expensive antique pianos should be protected even from small scratches, so before its transportation the instrument first should be completely wrapped. Also it should be carried out from the house or apartment with the help of special tools. This may be a special belts, carts, sleds, and even the rails - each moving company has its own methods and techniques.
Pianos should be transported from place to place in a specially equipped moving vehicle. In the truck the piano is securely fastened so that it did not move during the trip. Many Toronto moving companies additionally stud walls for a soft material that absorbs vibrations.
All piano models, whether bulky or compact lightweight ones, are very sensitive to heat, frost, humidity changes. Piano Movers Toronto advise to plan your piano transportation during the warmer months. But if there is a need to do this in winter time, be sure that the piano is well packed and remember that piano should be as less as possible alfresco.
When you bring your precious to new house let it to "Get use" to the room temperature. It should be done gradually, with the all lids closed. Avoid touching the piano on the day of transportation, don't try to play. Let the instrument to rest and 7-14 days after shipping it need to be tuned again. Call the specialist to complete piano's tuning . He will find out the condition of the instrument and adjust its sound . And if there is no need for re- configuration that means that the instrument was transported correctly.
So, Piano Movers Toronto always encourage people to trust the moving experts and to not try to move the piano by itself.. As we mention above moving a piano is definitely a hard work which demands serious preparation. Have always under consideration that pianos are actually quite heavy. Any improper steps might harm not just your high-priced musical instrument, but probably your very own wellness that is invaluable.