Piano, Upright

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The Upright Piano is a popular keyboard instrument in which strings struck by hammers produce the sound. It is more widely used than the grand piano because it is cheaper and occupies less floor space : the strings run vertically rather than horizontally. The upright piano is used for playing a wide range of music including popular songs and classical music.

Pitch range
Variable : this example is seven-and-a-quarter octaves (88 notes).
Wood, with iron frame, and steel strings.
About 3 ft 4 in-4 ft (1-1.20 m) tall.
The upright piano developed from the grand piano in the early 19th century, when people wanted a cheaper piano that occupied less floor space.
Chordophone: an instrument that produces its sound by the vibration of strings.
And also...
The strings cross over each other to save height. The earliest upright pianos were over 8 ft (2.40 m) tall.

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