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#1728382 - 08/07/11 05:56 PM placement of 5' grand in church auditorium
PDave Offline
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We need to re-design our auditorium and it looks like our only option is to put the piano (5 foot Wurlitzer) and organ on the right side of the auditorium, with the piano on the floor auditorium floor in front of the organ. Is there someway to make this work? The piano will open the wrong way no mater which way we turn it. The room is 30 feet wide, 9 feet tall at the sides and 20 feet high in the middle. The room is 80 feet long with wood beams every 8 feet. Our concern is getting the sound out into the room effectively.

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#1728392 - 08/07/11 06:06 PM Re: placement of 5' grand in church auditorium [Re: PDave]
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Originally Posted By: PDave
We need to re-design our auditorium and it looks like our only option is to put the piano (5 foot Wurlitzer) and organ on the right side of the auditorium, with the piano on the floor auditorium floor in front of the organ. Is there someway to make this work? The piano will open the wrong way no mater which way we turn it. The room is 30 feet wide, 9 feet tall at the sides and 20 feet high in the middle. The room is 80 feet long with wood beams every 8 feet. Our concern is getting the sound out into the room effectively.


I don't understand the "wrong way" problem? A 5' piano is not far off square. What's stopping you pointing it in any direction you like?

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#1728395 - 08/07/11 06:12 PM Re: placement of 5' grand in church auditorium [Re: Exalted Wombat]
PDave Offline
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If the piano is opened toward the auditorium then the pianist's back is either to the platform area or the auditorium, in either case the pianist does not have the ability to see and communicate visually with others on the platform or see what is happening in the auditorium. Does it hurt the sound greatly to have the piano open toward the wall?

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#1728418 - 08/07/11 06:56 PM Re: placement of 5' grand in church auditorium [Re: PDave]
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Try. It might even be better. Acoustics are a black art!

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#1728450 - 08/07/11 07:43 PM Re: placement of 5' grand in church auditorium [Re: PDave]
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Have you thought about amplifying the piano?

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#1728671 - 08/08/11 06:52 AM Re: placement of 5' grand in church auditorium [Re: Ed A. Hall]
PDave Offline
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Thanks, I guess that may be the best option.

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#1728672 - 08/08/11 06:52 AM Re: placement of 5' grand in church auditorium [Re: PDave]
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A few well placed mirrors for the pianist would solve any major problem I would think.
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#1728942 - 08/08/11 05:43 PM Re: placement of 5' grand in church auditorium [Re: Ed A. Hall]
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Originally Posted By: Ed A. Hall
Have you thought about amplifying the piano?


Given a 5 ft. in a room that size, likely the best idea.
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#1728968 - 08/08/11 06:20 PM Re: placement of 5' grand in church auditorium [Re: PDave]
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Does it hurt the sound greatly to have the piano open toward the wall?


It depends on a lot of things, but a piano is more of a "fill" type of of sound then a "direct".

Give it a try but remember that the sound will be VERY different when the room is full.. what may sound loud and bright in an empty room can become soft and dull in a full room.

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