Pianos sales are melancholy for Inland dealerships
Sales of the piano -- once a status symbol and gathering spot for middle-class American families -- have plummeted, driven by a weakened economy and the rising popularity of electric guitars and electric ...
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Since: May 08
#1 Sep 7, 2008
I can't even think of one recent,top ten hit,of any genre,that features piano.Not even in Country music,long a bastion of two-fisted,barrel house
ivory solos;the electric guitar now dominates.
One of the problems not adressed in the article
is the difficulty in recording a piano ,which requires at the least 3 microphones as well as a decent sounding room,and the advent of the digital studio,which requires less space.Most often than not,these new studios only have a vocal booth,with the "band" ,including drums ,"programed" on the computer.Quite sad to witness
in my lifetime,as the piano is a very beautiful instrument to behold.Maybe now with the prices plummeting,even I might be able to afford one !
I'll probably have to learn to tune it myself, since that occupation will also surely fall by the wayside.
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