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Using the lid prop wrong?

Using the lid prop wrong? - Artisan Piano Services

Imagine your grand piano's lid slamming shut mid-performance. Terrifying, right? For those who own a grand piano, we wanted to share this important safety tip!

Grand Lid Prop Do’s and Don’ts!

When the lid of a grand piano is raised, it is held open by a wooden stick called the

lid prop. Most lid props have a smaller stick called a half-prop, which can be used to keep the lid partially raised.

You’ll know if you are using the grand piano lid prop properly because there will be a 90 degree "lid to stick" angle.

NEVER put the longer lid prop at the wrong resting point, because at the wrong angle, it can slide out and cause injury to you and your piano.

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