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How does a Grand Piano work? - Part 2

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This part covers the three foot pedals and how they change the sound of the grand piano. We'll build off of part 1 and show you how the mechanism works inside the piano. Keep in mind that this video only covers the grand piano - the upright piano works differently. Support me on Patreon so I can make more videos like this: https://patreon.com/jaredowenanimations Help me subtitle this video in your language: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=6effL4ATZVo&ref=share Music: "Under Cover" by Wayne Jones (Youtube audio library) Made with Blender 2.79 Here is some of the gear that I use for animation: Graphics Card: GTX 1080ti https://amzn.to/2t70HN0 CPU: i7-8700k https://amzn.to/2WEk9OE Motherboard: Asus Prim Z370-A https://amzn.to/2t4EVth Microphone: Samson Go Mic https://amzn.to/2GaSpvV #grandpiano #music #b3d
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Zippy12345 (16 hours ago)
Those instruments are absolutely genius - I don’t know what mastermind could come up with this...
Mr. Gilmore Baire, Boyd Tyler Odell Baire Gilmore (19 hours ago)
Derek 2.0 (4 days ago)
Bob Smith (5 days ago)
tkschannel100 (9 days ago)
excellent, it must be an incredible amount of work for you? As a music teacher I would love it if you made similar videos about other instruments, students are totally engaged with the videos. What software do you use to create the animations? Thanks again
Jared Owen (8 days ago)
I will consider those suggestions - thanks!
tkschannel100 (8 days ago)
+Jared Owen I would like to see an animation about stringed instruments, ukulele, guitar and violin
Jared Owen (8 days ago)
I use blender: www.blender.org <---this is free What other instruments would you like to see? I'm certainly open to other suggestions!
NScubing (10 days ago)
I learned more in this video than what I learn at school.
Jared Owen (8 days ago)
SUKOON (14 days ago)
Interpreted very well man 🌸
Dadu's LEGO creations (15 days ago)
I subscribe your channel because you have great videos
Dadu's LEGO creations (8 days ago)
+Jared Owen cam you subscribe my channel ,i have not good channel but..
Jared Owen (11 days ago)
realervz (15 days ago)
A perfect animation that explains how a piano work entirely. Thanks for the effort!
Chrispol (16 days ago)
OMG these videos are so good
AKASH MADHAVAN (18 days ago)
what is the difference in using sostenuto pedal and sustain pedal
Nathan 2947 (21 days ago)
Now i know what does the pedals do
ItzBennyStyle (22 days ago)
You're incredibly talented, thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Jared Owen (22 days ago)
Thank you!
ilam buduri (22 days ago)
no wonder why they cost so much
p1anosteve (26 days ago)
Great graphics and animation. In case anyone is worried about their piano, it's worth mentioning that not all grand piano una corde (soft) pedals move the hammers over that much. Some are designed to move it only slightly so the hammer strike point is on a softer less compacted impact point but still three strings are struck.
Ash M (26 days ago)
Good work mate !! God bless your soul. Very well explained !!
Jared Owen (26 days ago)
Nithyashree Coontoor (28 days ago)
Great explanation!
Jared Owen (27 days ago)
JahkR Music (1 month ago)
Great video. Showed this to my children who are learning the piano and Blender. So this was amazing to see.
Jared Owen (29 days ago)
Kevin Van Ryckegem (1 month ago)
Nice animation! It makes me wonder how the sostuneto pedal doesn't affect the dampers of keys played after pressing the pedal though.
Siddhesh Phadke (1 month ago)
Great animation and teaching style
XXx Cayden (1 month ago)
I’ve been playing piano for about a year now and it’s really interesting to know how it all works! Great video 👍
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
Thank you!
sweety strawberry (1 month ago)
wow thanks.
Emily Ritsema (1 month ago)
The Woodland Elementary music classes think that you are AMAZING! Thank you for giving us these great educational videos about the grand piano.
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
Your welcome! Please tell your class that I said hello😎
Tygr Asijsky (1 month ago)
2:54 But how are you able to play other keys normally if the Sostenuto Bar blocks all the other Dampers?
Tygr Asijsky (1 month ago)
+Jonas Polaris Oh! Thank you
Jonas Polaris (1 month ago)
The sostenuto bar is high enough for the dampers to leave the strings.
sablouiemon (1 month ago)
So that's what that things do
Tan Heng Quan (1 month ago)
What am I doing here? I don't even own a piano
ASHISH KALE (1 month ago)
ohhhh god, it deserve the name grand ....piano. and as usual you always explain with your beautiful animation. thank you. i wished to have one for my office. but now i will definitely have one.
Ajit V Gupta (1 month ago)
Awesome work. U have a new subscriber.
Jared Owen (1 month ago)
Cubemasters NL (1 month ago)
you forgot one damper pause the video and click here 2:05 then look at the left
Koushik Mondal (1 month ago)
You animation and way of explaining is fantastic. I learned every mechanism so easily from you. thank you.
farbod zamani (1 month ago)
Great , thank you
Dead Light Music (1 month ago)
Lilly the kitty Shoot (2 months ago)
Then woudnt the soft make the bottom keys with one string hit nothing?
KooperSpeederYT (2 months ago)
0:41 It should be called the 'Decay Pedal'. While not pressing the pedal, the Piano is on 'Hold' mode. The keys make noise when you press it, but as soon as you let go the noise stops. But when the pedal is pressed, now the notes will decay on their own without having the sound be immediately stopped by the dampers coming down again and stopping the string from vibrating anymore when you let go. But in the future we may be able to make a Piano with 4 pedals, with an actual 'Sustain Pedal'. Sustain means you would press a key while holding this pedal, and the sound of the key never stops, and never has the sound change. But when you let go of the pedal, the sound immediately stops.
Thomas VanHouten (2 months ago)
Did anyone hear him say that when the DAMPER peddle is pressed, the hammers are moved over so they hit two of the strings. He meant to say when the SOFT peddle is pressed.
skemsen (2 months ago)
You make freakin’ amazing and beautiful animations!
Weijum Pan (2 months ago)
Cool, cool, and very cool. Learn a lot. Thanks!
Jared Owen (2 months ago)
celine nadia (2 months ago)
Patrick Fleischer (2 months ago)
My daughter and I learned a lot. She is only 8 but is now having lessons on a grand piano. Thanks for such a brilliant explanation!
Precious Pecans (2 months ago)
piano blueprints finally
Ming Ma (2 months ago)
Wow! I paused hundreds of times to understand those mechanisms. How many brains do you need to play a grand piano?
Jared Owen (2 months ago)
Just one😜
umang gupta (2 months ago)
amazing to know how a piano works
john niss hansen (3 months ago)
Thanks for showing how a peano works. I have always wanted to know what the three pedals do. Now i know.
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Your welcome John! Thanks for watching and commenting
Immunity to Melancholy (3 months ago)
Great Videos!! thank you very much!!
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Your welcome!
SixTube (3 months ago)
Can i use your video for my reference? I will not remove your watermark, i need animation of this video
SixTube (3 months ago)
+Jared Owen thank you so much
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
You are welcome to share my video directly from youtube.
Oscar Pérez (3 months ago)
Spanish: Amigo excelente explicacion y animacion, agradezco que tomes tiempo para crear la animacion, luego hacer el video y subirlo a youtube para que todo el mundo conozca el funcionamiento de los pedales en el piano. Fantastico. Un saludo y abrazo desde Sudamerica. Nos vemos pronto. English: English: Friend excellent explanation and animation, I appreciate that you take time to create the animation, then make the video and upload it to YouTube so that everyone knows the operation of the pedals on the piano. Fantastic. Greetings and embrace from South America. See you soon.
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Thanks Oscar! You are kind to put your response in both languages
Amazingly Amazing! (3 months ago)
I heard sostenuto pedal like this : sosteNOODLE pedal
Andreas Wigbers (3 months ago)
Very interesting! The animations are clear so the commendation is. Great YouTube channel!
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Thanks Andreas
alaricikyticky (3 months ago)
Jared! Part 1 and Part 2 are just FANTASTIC! You've got some good videos out man! Definitely hitting the subscribe button! Good luck!
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
fur king el (3 months ago)
soft pedal, besides these two videos blew my mind!
Swaroop R (3 months ago)
Such a simple,superb way to explain the complex things, Thumbs Up
Rielly Tate (3 months ago)
i learned everything about a piano i dint even know how it worked lmao
Keno Fuhrken (3 months ago)
Sauce zu noodle paddle...
Rakesh (3 months ago)
Thank you... Execellent animation.. helps greatly to learn how piano actually works
Floris van der Zwaal (3 months ago)
Awesome! 👍🤟
N1C0 98 (3 months ago)
What happens if you hit a key while youre pressing the sostenuto pedal? Would the bar prohibit the damper from raising since its already impeding the previous notes' damper? Wouldn't that damage the felt?
Όνομα Επώνυμο (3 months ago)
And just like the previous part, this was very helpful too, thanks again mate! :D
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Jack Villan (3 months ago)
What about the lower notes in combination with the soft pedal how does that work
Mathias Lomholt (3 months ago)
Waow! I did not know how much mechanism a piano has! I’m surprised!
John Choi (3 months ago)
must've been a nightmare to make before
Sedna (3 months ago)
As a person who plays piano, this was very informative to me, the mechanisms part.
Joshua Cordero (3 months ago)
Look inside a violin its interesting
Regular User (3 months ago)
I think you forgot that the wooden seat can open to store notes
Adam Green (3 months ago)
these animations are truly amazing. i really enjoyed learning about the piano 😅
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Thank you!
Fisnik Sylka (3 months ago)
The greatest channel I discovered in 2019 so far. Great animations, great explanations and very detailed. Perfect!
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Tucker Busfield (3 months ago)
What about an upright piano?
Christoph S. (3 months ago)
I watched both animations with my mouth open and now have a desire to sturdie engineering xD
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Thanks Christoph
Chewy Lewy (3 months ago)
What if the soft pedal is pressed and a low note with only one string is played? Would it completely miss the string or hit it just the same?
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
It'll still hit the one string
Sush87 (3 months ago)
You are great
YeeteR YanG (3 months ago)
I’m the guy that plays the organ Oh did I mention it plugs into the wall
3ilish_like_an_3y3lash (3 months ago)
I used to think that the sostenuto pedal was a defective sustain pedal! 😂
Zach Elnar (3 months ago)
when i hear the word "sostenuto" i mishear it as sostenoodle.
Aidan Pratt (3 months ago)
I has a grand piano and have seen it taken apart. Really cool in person
Bro Penguin (3 months ago)
How an organ works
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
I've thought about that one - thanks for the suggestion! I'll see what I can do
ABSOLUTE POOP (3 months ago)
I have an elecric piano so none of this matters
Byungkyu Lee (3 months ago)
great explanation! thank you
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
itsalexanderbotha (3 months ago)
What about the felt pedal?
João Francisco Alves Borges (3 months ago)
What an amazing video. Very instructive. Thanks for sharing.
Jared Owen (3 months ago)
Your welcome!
Blue Acidball (3 months ago)
What a coincidence, I got an ad on learning to play the piano before the video started...
Reggie Rappis (3 months ago)
If you press the middle pedal and then a note what happens? Does the damper get stuck under the rod?
I Hate Click Bait (4 months ago)
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jorge bc (4 months ago)
nice work! 👌🏽
Jared Owen (4 months ago)
Thanks Jorge!
Xudong Wang (4 months ago)
Great now do how does a electric keyboard works
Σʋιʅ Ѻɱҽɠα (4 months ago)
Jared, at 2:55 there are an piece who is brighter than other, and the red piece who sticking out is taller than other, why ?
ImDatOneWeirdo (1 month ago)
It's for octaves
nicklaus gutknecht (1 month ago)
If you slow the video down you can tell that it's a c key
Σʋιʅ Ѻɱҽɠα (3 months ago)
+global channel maybe
global channel (3 months ago)
c key, maybe?
Σʋιʅ Ѻɱҽɠα (3 months ago)
+Epic Maus maybe
Ali Er (4 months ago)
Great 2 video.Thanks.
Jared Owen (4 months ago)
Your welcome! Thanks for watching
Greg Cleveland (4 months ago)
Bravo! Great explanation. I'll show this to my students and let them learn at a much younger age!!
Jared Owen (4 months ago)
Thanks Greg - I'm glad you like it
MrMisticoMagico (4 months ago)
There is a small crew of psychopaths disliking wonderful videos.
Jared Owen (4 months ago)
Gentleman's Gazette (4 months ago)
Awesome video series that would have been even better if we could have heard how the sound changes with the different pedals.
Jared Owen (4 months ago)
Thanks! Yeah if I had better sound recording equipment I probably would have done that. Thanks for your comment
dogeshiba147 YT (4 months ago)
i learned everything in this video
Jared Owen (4 months ago)
AstroAaadhav (4 months ago)
This is probably the most underrated channel there is... It’s just so good
Cheap Box (4 months ago)
Great job, bro.👌👌👏👏
Daniel Séguin (4 months ago)
Superb animation and high quality video. Congratulations.
Jared Owen (4 months ago)
Thanks Daniel!
Yeoj Henrie Sayadi (4 months ago)
Nice animation
Jared Owen (4 months ago)
Tuan Nguyen (4 months ago)
Thx Jared, so cool!
Jared Owen (4 months ago)
Thank you!
Andrés Morales (5 months ago)
Great videos and very good explanation, could you make a video with the pipe organ?
Jared Owen (4 months ago)
Excellent idea - I'll make sure that's on my list!
Huzzzer (5 months ago)
Your videos are absolutely amazing. I'm so glad I've found this channel, because since I have, I've learned more than I've learned in school.
Jared Owen (5 months ago)
Kerbtube (5 months ago)
How long does your blender animation take to render?
Kerbtube (5 months ago)
+Jared Owen yes! I use Bender. My 10 second animation needed 3 hours to render with GTX 750ti
Jared Owen (5 months ago)
This one took about 60 hours - I can't remember for sure. I have a GTX 1080ti. Do you use blender?
Frank wu (5 months ago)
The soft pedal is just a fancy crowbar!
Alexis Mandelias (5 months ago)
2:55 how can other keys be pressed when the bar is lifted?
Ito Rijal (5 months ago)
Same question.
Bill Kerman (5 months ago)
How about a small grand piano
Jared Owen (5 months ago)
Hi Stev! Can you tell me what you mean by "small grand piano?" As long as it's still a grand piano the mechanism would still be the same