which is better?(in style) an ebony, or an ivory piano? (black or white)?
just wanted to know, i think the ivory piano has golden keys whereas the ebony has just white. (dont know much about this stuff) just curious! if know, please answer! thanks!
- Malcolm DLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
There is no such classification. A piano may have ebony and ivory keys... they are not two separate types of pianos.
- petr bLv 78 years ago
A white Steinway D or a black Steinway D will sound the same, it's just lacquer....
Universally, those earnest about music seem to wholly prefer the black piano or the natural wood finish, sometimes blonde wood, most usually darker wood.
White pianos are almost universally considered as 'vulgar,' Hollywood cheesy, or downright bad taste (see IJone's response) - i.e. an instrument treated as a decorated item, trivializing the object, and de facto, trivializing music.
But if your living room is all 'white white white' (sounds like a hollywood deco / early moderne set for some starlet's boudoir - also a bit Casino, vulgar hotel or whorehouse-ish) it might be the way you want to go.
If anyone is offering 'golden keys' its one of the more astonishingly vulgar and tasteless nouveau riche things I've heard of in the way of piano decoration.
- Anonymous8 years ago
ebony. the golden keys sound tacky
- I. JonesLv 78 years ago
Black ... always black.
... white is for cruise ships, casinos and whorehouses*.
* Especially one with golden keys.