We are all familiar with the two different types of piano that are generally available today. Both of these are structurally very different from each other especially with reference to the amount of space present in the soundboard. This space enables the sound to expand and fill up the whole room with a characteristic vibrant melody. While in the upright piano the soundboard is comparatively smaller and tends to seem squeezed in, the presence of ample spreading space gives the sound of the other type of piano its grandness. This also makes it a bit more costly and it also needs more space for placement and to produce the gravity of sound that it is famous for.
The Grand pianos is also exclusively based on gravity and the upright piano is based both on gravity and a bridle strap to get the keys back to their original position. This directly affects the quality of output especially when playing slow soft pieces wherein the upright piano tends to miss notes. This is because when a note is truck, the bridle strap always resets itself with the same speed irrespective of whether the piece being played is fast and peppy or slow and dreamy. This problem never arises in grands since they give players better speed and control.
Aesthetically speaking the Grand pianos looks much better that an upright piano. It looks like an absolutely perfect piece of furniture which adds an extra element of beauty to the room which very few other pieces of furniture can. However it is also true that an upright piano can be placed anywhere and everywhere while grands always need specific places and dimensions for their settings.
It is however a fact that while it is easy to start learning the basics on an upright piano, for high-end players it is the grand which is much more attractive because of the quality of sound effect and the clarity of sound that it produces.