Robert Estrin - piano expert

How to Measure Your Piano - Part 2

Learn how to measure an upright piano

In the second video of a 2-part series, Robert talks about upright pianos and how to measure them.

Released on June 24, 2015

  
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Video Transcription

Hello and welcome to LivingPianos.com and VirtualSheetMusic.com, with part two of "How to measure your piano". Last week, we showed you how to measure your grand piano or baby grand. Today, it's measuring upright pianos. So how do you measure an upright piano? Well, the height is really the measurement that they go by, so that is the most significant measurement and you want to get the full height from the floor, all the way to the top of the piano. Now a lot of times when people have upright pianos, they are very limited in space, so you might want to know also the depth away from the wall, so that you can be sure that you have enough space in the room for the piano. And again, you might be in cramped quarters, and even though all pianos are around five feet wide, if you really have a critical amount of space, wall space, because after all, uprights take a certain amount of wall space.

Unlike baby grands and grands, which because they look good on any side, you can really place them anyway, even into a corner of a room. An upright is going to take a certain amount of wall space, so you may want to measure the width of the piano as well, just to be sure you've got enough space between windows and such. So that pretty much covers it, for how to measure your upright piano. For more on how to measure pianos like grands or baby grands, see our part one of the series, "How to measure your piano" and thanks so much for joining me. Robert Estrin here at LivingPianos.com and VirtualSheetMusic.com.
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Fulvia * VSM MEMBER * on June 24, 2015 @2:49 pm PST
No problem with the sound for me.
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Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on June 25, 2015 @5:00 pm PST
Glad to know that Fulvia!
Gib Rogers on June 24, 2015 @2:31 pm PST
Enjoy the videos. Being a Church Pianist, these videos are very helpful, even in my retirement. However, Robert Estrin speaks so fast, it is hard to understand his words. Needs to slow down the talking, and enunciate the words so everything can be understood. Just a suggestion. Thanks!! gib Rogers Lexington, SC
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Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on June 25, 2015 @4:57 pm PST
Thank you for your comment Gib. I am sorry you find Robert's talking being too fast. Is the video transcription above of any help?
Gib Rogers on June 25, 2015 @6:27 pm PST
Yes, the printed out verbal comments are very helpful. However, sometimes, we need to watch the visual part of the video and not just follow the words. Thanks!! gib Rogers
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on June 26, 2015 @12:09 pm PST
I understand perfectly your point. Hopefully Robert will read this comment, and will try to speak a little bit slower the next time. Thank you for your feedback again.
Kathryn Bowman * VSM MEMBER * on June 24, 2015 @10:09 am PST
I read your transcription, but there was no sound on the video. Thank you for your information.
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Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on June 24, 2015 @1:27 pm PST
Thank you for your comment Kathryn, and I am sorry to learn about your audio issue. Does that happens with just this video or others? Please, let me know, I'll be glad to personally help you.
Kathryn Bowman * VSM MEMBER * on June 24, 2015 @3:35 pm PST
I've never had a problem with sound before on a video. This was the first time. It's ok, because I read what was said.
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on June 25, 2015 @5:01 pm PST
Ok, thank you for your provided info. Please, let me know if the problem persists with other videos as well. Thanks.
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