Theory and Practice of Piano Tuning

This text book combines in one volume four major facets of the practical art and theory of piano tuning that students of the art must approach in formal training, and explains techniques that typically develop later in professional practice ...

Theory and Practice of Piano Tuning

This text book combines in one volume four major facets of the practical art and theory of piano tuning that students of the art must approach in formal training, and explains techniques that typically develop later in professional practice. These facets are the traditional model, the art itself, contemporary scientific descriptions, and the concept of musical temperament. Today, the 19th century traditional model of piano tuning still functions as a very basic map for the acoustical territory in which piano tuners work, but remains elementary and idealised. Modern acoustics can go much further in its descriptions than the 19th century model and is used in this book to elucidate the practical art, whilst carefully avoiding scientism. The book serves as an instruction and reference manual to advanced level on the practical art and its associated theory, and answers common questions raised by students about the actual soundscapes that are encountered in practice

Piano Tuning

... and is inspired to make earnest effort in his future work , both in acquiring and in practicing the art of Piano Tuning , the author will feel that its mission is , by no means , the least significant one in the course .

Piano Tuning

Simple, professional method presents 17 lessons for using basic tools to adjust a few notes or an entire piano. Includes fixes for sticky keys, bottoms, capstans, hammer stems, and more.

Basic Piano Tuning

Some Interesting Facts about Equal Temperament and Other Historical Tuning Systems Keyboard music of the early Baroque ... To really perfect the art of piano tuning, you need to understand, study, and listen to the colour of these ...

Basic Piano Tuning

This manual describes the theory and practice of tuning a piano by ear. It accompanies the course given by Mark Cerisano, RPT. You can read more about this and other courses at howtotunepianos.com and mrtuner.com

Complete Course in Professional Piano Tuning Repair and Rebuilding

This book is a nontechnical presentation of piano tuning , repairing , and rebuilding techniques . It also offers instruction in tuning and repairing electronic organs and pianos . The instruction is practical and written in simple ...

Complete Course in Professional Piano Tuning  Repair  and Rebuilding

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The Art of Piano Tuning

Are you interested in getting a piano?

The Art of Piano Tuning

Are you interested in getting a piano? Maybe you found one being offered for free at a garage sale, but you were probably disappointed because it sounded horrible.If you want to save some money, you can learn how to tune it yourself. It is recommended that you have some background in music theory and have a basic understanding of pitch identification.

The True Piano tuner

Containing Simple Directions for Tuning, Regulating, and Remedying Defects of the Piano-forte, Together with a Description of the Theory of Sound, Also Concise Instructions for Tuning Reed Organs, Melodeons, and Organettes Charles ...

The True Piano tuner


Piano Servicing Tuning and Rebuilding

Under the Lid: The Art and Craft of the Concert Piano Technician. Seattle, WA: Byzantium Books, 2008. Capleton, Brian. Piano Action Regulating. Malvern, UK: Amarilli Books, 2007. Igrec, Mario. Pianos Inside Out: A Comprehensive Guide to ...

Piano Servicing  Tuning  and Rebuilding

For over forty years, Arthur A. Reblitz’s Piano Servicing, Tuning, and Rebuilding has been the gold-standard manual for piano technicians and hands-on hobbyists who want to rebuild or maintain pianos. Reblitz demystifies the daunting prospect of working on a piano as he guides readers through every detail of upright and grand piano mechanics and describes servicing and repairs with understandable, easy-to-follow instructions. The third edition of this invaluable handbook includes over 60 new and 300 remastered images of piano anatomy, tools, and techniques; consideration of ivory alternatives and the newest adhesives and lubricants; new material covering the art of tuning by ear and today’s sophisticated electronic tuning devices; new repair and rebuilding techniques; and a brand new glossary of terms. Piano Servicing, Tuning, and Rebuilding provides piano technician and servicing programs, pianists, and amateur players and hobbyists around the world with an essential twenty-first-century guide to achieving peak performance and maximum longevity for their instruments.

Music in Imperial Rio de Janeiro

It was not uncommon for amateurs , mostly women , to learn the art of piano tuning and general maintenance of the instrument . Extending his music business in the Brazilian capital , in 1838 the Dutch Müller advertised a course on piano ...

Music in Imperial Rio de Janeiro

This resource is an interesting look at how European culture, particularly European music, related to the social and cultural experiences of the residents of ninteenth-century Rio de Janeiro. The focus is on how Cariocas (residents of Rio de Janeiro) responded to and often imitated different musical styles imported from Europe. After introducing the local musical setting and showing how musical life in imperial Rio de Janeiro reflected Parisian models, the author discusses the importation of operatic repertory, the use of German classical music as the basis of an elite social class, the role of European music in Brazilian theater, and finally, the emergence of a "national" music. Overall, this study reveals European music as a powerful force in the internal processes of political, cultural, social, and ethnic negotiations during the 19th century government of Emperor Pedro II. Musicologists, Latin American historians, and anyone with an interest in urban studies will find much of interest in this book.

An Integrated circuit Piano Tuner

MW - 22 MW - 23 White , W.B . , " Practical Tests for Determining the Accuracy of Pianoforte Tuning , " The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America , v . 9 , n . T , p . 47 , July 1937 . MW - 24 Woodhouse , F. , The Art and Theory ...

An Integrated circuit Piano Tuner

A study of the physics of the piano reveals that while the upper partials of the steel strings are the eigen-frequencies of the complex tone, they are not integer multiples of the respective fundamentals. To properly measure and tune these eigen-partials, a digital filter capable of sweeping a major portion of the audio-frequency spectrum had to be implemented. Such a filter, a tuneable fixed-coefficient digital filter, is discussed as well as a simple pole-zero design procedure for determining the required coefficients. Each module, including the frequency deviation detector and counter, the time-base generator, the digital filter, the reference frequency generator and the display and control module, of the proposed tuner is illustrated and discussed. (Author).

Practical Course in Piano Tuning

The piano tuner is interested chiefly in his standard pitch and the beat ratio within his temperament . If this is correct , the vibration ... I recommend that all students read any technical books pertinent to the art of piano tuning .

Practical Course in Piano Tuning

Provides the student with a non-technical presentation of piano tuning and repairing.

Louis Braille

The art of piano tuning by those without sight was perfected around 1830. when two blind students at the Institution, one of whom was Claude Montal ... A sighted man who was paid to tune the school's pianos complained to the director.

Louis Braille

Louis Braille: A Touch of Genius is the first ever, full-color biography to include thirty-one of his extant letters, some written by his own hand, and translated into English for the first time.Three great men were born in the early weeks of January 1809: Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, and Louis Braille. Only one has remained virtually unknown ? the man who invented a means of reading and writing still used today in almost every country in the world, adapted to almost every known language from Albanian to Zulu.Born sighted, Louis Braille accidentally blinded himself at the age of 3. He was lucky enough to be sent to a school for blind children in Paris, one of the first in the world. There, at the age of sixteen, he worked tirelessly on a revolutionary system of finger reading that became braille. He was a talented musician, astute businessman, and genius inventor ? collaborating with another Frenchman to invent the first dot-matrix printer around 1840.

Popular Mechanics

... PLAYER PIANO It is now possible with this new book for every piano owner to understand the care, repair and tuning of his own instrument. The lay public has always supposed that the art of piano tuning required a "fine musical ear.

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Musical Standard

Every piano has one inherent weakness , which has to J. P. GUIVIER & CO . , be repaired once or twice every year . ... -The Present Season . in the art of tuning the piano , the pipe or reed organ , is REVIEWS OF BOOKS AND Music , about ...

Musical Standard


The Musical Standard

Every piano has one inherent weakness , which has to J. P. GUIVIER & CO . , be repaired once or twice every year . ... –The Present Season . in the art of tuning the piano , the pipe or reed organ , is REVIEWS OF BOOKS AND MUSIC . about ...

The Musical Standard


Biennial Report of the Wisconsin School for the Blind

J , S. Stephens , Piano Tuning . Rachel Scott , Domestic Art and Science . Ralph R. Chinnock , Manual Training . Albert Roepke , Basket Making and Caning . The Industrial Department is of general interest to the blind .

Biennial Report of the Wisconsin School for the Blind


Assembly Bills Original and Amended

In order to protect the public from incom1 petent workmen , any person practicing the art of piano tuning 12 in this state , shall hereafter be required to submit evidence 13 that he is qualified so to practice , and shall be registered ...

Assembly Bills  Original and Amended


Social and Cognitive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication

Piano tuners can reasonably assume that fellow piano tuners know certain facts about the art of piano tuning. People who love Viennese cuisine can be assumed to know what Wienerschnitzel tastes like. But beliefs about others' group ...

Social and Cognitive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication

Historically, the social aspects of language use have been considered the domain of social psychology, while the underlying psycholinguistic mechanisms have been the purview of cognitive psychology. Recently, it has become increasingly clear that these two dimensions are highly interrelated: cognitive mechanisms underlying speech production and comprehension interact with social psychological factors, such as beliefs about one's interlocutors and politeness norms, and with the dynamics of the conversation itself, to produce shared meaning. This realization has led to an exciting body of research integrating the social and cognitive dimensions which has greatly increased our understanding of human language use. Each chapter in this volume demonstrates how the theoretical approaches and research methods of social and cognitive psychology can be successfully interwoven to provide insight into one or more fundamental questions about the process of interpersonal communication. The topics under investigation include the nature and role of speaker intentions in the communicative process, the production and comprehension of indirect speech and figurative language, perspective-taking and conversational collaboration, and the relationships between language, cognition, culture, and social interaction. The book will be of interest to all those who study interpersonal language use: social and cognitive psychologists, theoretical and applied linguists, and communication researchers.

The Art of Accompanying and Coaching

Each string is fastened to the tuning pin (18) by being turned around it several times. The tuning pin is made of strong steel and anchored in the wrest plank (19). The piano tuner must turn the tuning pin to tune the string.

The Art of Accompanying and Coaching

IN WRITING a book for which there is no precedent (the tistic achievements. But, alas, there has not been such last textbooks about accompanying were written during a genius in the realm of music during the twentieth the age of thorough bass or shortly thereafter - the century. The creative musical genius of our space age eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries - and dealt has yet to be discovered, if he has been born. exclusively with the problems timely then) one must Our time has perfected technique to such a degree make one's own rules and set one's own standards. This that it could not help but create perfect technician freedom makes the task somewhat easier, if, on the one artists. Our leading creative artists master technique hand, one looks to the past: there is no generally ap to the point of being able to shift from one style to proved model to be followed and to be compared with another without difficulty. Take Stravinsky and Picasso, one's work; but, on the other hand, the task is hard be for instance: they have gone back and forth through as cause one's responsibility to present and future genera many periods of style as they wished. Only with a stu tions of accompanists and coaches is great.

The Art of Compromise

This book is an introduction to the art of piano tuning, a handy and interesting skill to have.

The Art of Compromise

This book is an introduction to the art of piano tuning, a handy and interesting skill to have. You can use this skill to make pocket money, or a full-time income. However, to be a bad piano tuner is a sacrilege. As professionals we strive to not only be good at what we do, but educate the public as well. To tune a piano poorly in order to make "a quick buck" is not only cheating the customer out of their money, but also robbing them of the experience of having a properly tuned instrument. This can cause students to lose interest, owners to lose trust, and fellow tuners to lose respect. To be a Professional Piano Tuner, you must strive to be as skilled, honest, and informative as possible. Included in this volume is an overview of how music itself works - a guide to going about learning enough about music so that it can add to the skill set needed to be a good piano tuner! Among the topics covered in this book are: The Mechanics of Tuning Hammer Technique The Temperment The Keyboard Intervals Temperment Patterns The Harmonic Sequence The Stretch Octave Tuning Unison Tuning Pitch Raising and Lowering Keyboard Technique Learning Music as a Second Language Keyboard Training Exercises Ear Training What is Perfect Pitch?