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170 Jahre Klavierbau in Eisenberg/ Thüringen by Christian Ahrens

Book description

Paperback,: 224 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky (1. Januar 1993)
Language: Deutsch

 

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88 Keys. The Making of a Steinway Piano by Miles Chapin, Rodica Prato (Illustrator)

Book description
The piano may well be the world's most versatile instrument, and the Steinway is the United States's most celebrated manufacturer. This handsome volume takes you inside the process of building a Steinway, from the selection of the woods (yellow birch, sugar maple, sugar pine, yellow poplar, Sitka spruce, and, for the exteriors, various hardwoods) through the construction of the soundboard and keyboard, from the manufacture of the piano's rim and case through the building of the metal harp that holds the strings, and to the final assembly and finishing. Along the way are sections on history and physics (good tone doesn't just happen) and a useful glossary. 88 Keys is a fascinating and eminently readable book for anyone with an interest in the art of the piano.

Hardcover: 143 pages.
Publisher: Clarkson Potter (December 30, 1997)
Language:

 

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88 Keys. The Making of a Steinway Piano by Miles Chapin, Rodica Prato (Illustrator)

Book description
The piano may well be the world's most versatile instrument, and the Steinway is the United States's most celebrated manufacturer. This handsome volume takes you inside the process of building a Steinway, from the selection of the woods (yellow birch, sugar maple, sugar pine, yellow poplar, Sitka spruce, and, for the exteriors, various hardwoods) through the construction of the soundboard and keyboard, from the manufacture of the piano's rim and case through the building of the metal harp that holds the strings, and to the final assembly and finishing. Along the way are sections on history and physics (good tone doesn't just happen) and a useful glossary. 88 Keys is a fascinating and eminently readable book for anyone with an interest in the art of the piano.

Hardcover: 143 pages.
Publisher: Clarkson Potter; 1st edition (September 16, 1997)
Language: English

 

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88 Keys. The Making of a Steinway Piano by Miles Chapin, Rodica Prato (Illustrator)

Book description
The piano may well be the world's most versatile instrument, and the Steinway is the United States's most celebrated manufacturer. This handsome volume takes you inside the process of building a Steinway, from the selection of the woods (yellow birch, sugar maple, sugar pine, yellow poplar, Sitka spruce, and, for the exteriors, various hardwoods) through the construction of the soundboard and keyboard, from the manufacture of the piano's rim and case through the building of the metal harp that holds the strings, and to the final assembly and finishing. Along the way are sections on history and physics (good tone doesn't just happen) and a useful glossary. 88 Keys is a fascinating and eminently readable book for anyone with an interest in the art of the piano.

Hardcover: 144 pages.
Publisher: Amadeus Press (October 1, 2006)
Language:

 

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88 Keys. The Making of a Steinway Piano by Miles Chapin, Rodica Prato (Illustrator)

Book description
The piano may well be the world's most versatile instrument, and the Steinway is the United States's most celebrated manufacturer. This handsome volume takes you inside the process of building a Steinway, from the selection of the woods (yellow birch, sugar maple, sugar pine, yellow poplar, Sitka spruce, and, for the exteriors, various hardwoods) through the construction of the soundboard and keyboard, from the manufacture of the piano's rim and case through the building of the metal harp that holds the strings, and to the final assembly and finishing. Along the way are sections on history and physics (good tone doesn't just happen) and a useful glossary. 88 Keys is a fascinating and eminently readable book for anyone with an interest in the art of the piano.

Hardcover: 143 pages.
Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter; Reprint. edition (January 1, 1997)
Language:

 

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A Guide to Restringing by John W. Travis

Book description
This 288 page book written by the former president of NAPT contains over 350 separate stringing scales, and a wealth of information on stringing procedure. Interestingly and simply presented by an expert craftsman. If you have reason to believe the scale on a piano was changed, youneed this book to learn the original scale.

Hardcover: pages.
Publisher: John W. Travis; Second Edition edition
Language:

 

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A Guide to Restringing by John W. Travis

Book description
This 288 page book written by the former president of NAPT contains over 350 separate stringing scales, and a wealth of information on stringing procedure. Interestingly and simply presented by an expert craftsman. If you have reason to believe the scale on a piano was changed, youneed this book to learn the original scale.

Hardcover: pages.
Publisher: Middleburg Press; Cover Stained edition
Language:

 

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A Guide to Restringing by John W. Travis

Book description
This 288 page book written by the former president of NAPT contains over 350 separate stringing scales, and a wealth of information on stringing procedure. Interestingly and simply presented by an expert craftsman. If you have reason to believe the scale on a piano was changed, youneed this book to learn the original scale.

Hardcover: pages.
Publisher: Middleburg Press; Second Printing edition
Language:

 

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A Guide to Restringing by John W. Travis

Book description
This 288 page book written by the former president of NAPT contains over 350 separate stringing scales, and a wealth of information on stringing procedure. Interestingly and simply presented by an expert craftsman. If you have reason to believe the scale on a piano was changed, youneed this book to learn the original scale.

Paperback: pages.
Publisher: Middleburg Press
Language:

 

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A Guide to Restringing by John W. Travis

Book description
This 288 page book written by the former president of NAPT contains over 350 separate stringing scales, and a wealth of information on stringing procedure. Interestingly and simply presented by an expert craftsman. If you have reason to believe the scale on a piano was changed, youneed this book to learn the original scale.

Paperback: 508 pages.
Publisher: Travis Piano Serv; 2nd edition
Language:

 

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A Noble Art. Three Lectures on the Evolution And Construction of the Piano by Fanny Morris Smith

Book description
A NOBLE ART is a little work dealing with the development and construction of the piano. In its pages Miss Smith leads up to the "Steinway" which she eloquently holds forth as the epitome of excellence. While, on the whole, a very creditable attempt to divulge and exemplify the mysteries of scientific piano making, the work, originally composed as a series of lectures, is here and there marked by crude observations and innocent blunders which a more practical knowledge of the subject would render impossible. From her we learn that "the purity of a pianist's tone depends very much upon the rapidity with which the finger attacks the key." That is somewhat on a par with high-class critical remarks upon piano performances wherein we are gravely informed that one's tone "was full and sonorous," or that another's tone "was sympathetic and marked by considerable individuality," etc. Surely the pianist's technique enters in and can influence to some small degree the piano's tone. But it is also a fact that the pianist has absolutely no direct connection with the strings in the sense that a violinist has with the violin bow. He cannot affect the tone of the piano in that same way the violinist can the violin, for were a connection established between his finger and the strings the hammer would block the latter. It is to avoid this unpleasant contingency escapement is employed, and escapement cuts off the connection of the finger just before the hammer touches the strings.

Hardcover: 172 pages.
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (July 25, 2007)
Language: English

 

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A Noble Art. Three Lectures on the Evolution And Construction of the Piano by Fanny Morris Smith

Book description
A NOBLE ART is a little work dealing with the development and construction of the piano. In its pages Miss Smith leads up to the "Steinway" which she eloquently holds forth as the epitome of excellence. While, on the whole, a very creditable attempt to divulge and exemplify the mysteries of scientific piano making, the work, originally composed as a series of lectures, is here and there marked by crude observations and innocent blunders which a more practical knowledge of the subject would render impossible. From her we learn that "the purity of a pianist's tone depends very much upon the rapidity with which the finger attacks the key." That is somewhat on a par with high-class critical remarks upon piano performances wherein we are gravely informed that one's tone "was full and sonorous," or that another's tone "was sympathetic and marked by considerable individuality," etc. Surely the pianist's technique enters in and can influence to some small degree the piano's tone. But it is also a fact that the pianist has absolutely no direct connection with the strings in the sense that a violinist has with the violin bow. He cannot affect the tone of the piano in that same way the violinist can the violin, for were a connection established between his finger and the strings the hammer would block the latter. It is to avoid this unpleasant contingency escapement is employed, and escapement cuts off the connection of the finger just before the hammer touches the strings.

Paperback: 172 pages.
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (April 1, 2005)
Language:

 

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A Treatise on the Art of Pianoforte Construction by Samuel Wolfenden

Book description

Hardcover: 288 pages.
Publisher: Hyperion Books; Revised edition edition (December 1984)
Language:

 

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A Treatise on the Art of Pianoforte Construction by Samuel Wolfenden

Book description

Paperback: 288 pages.
Publisher: Heckscher & Co. Limited; New Ed edition (1989)
Language:

 

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A Treatise on the Art of Pianoforte Construction by Samuel Wolfenden

Book description

Paperback: 304 pages.
Publisher: Gresham Books Ltd; New edition edition (July 1975)
Language:

 

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A Treatise on the Art of Pianoforte Construction by Samuel Wolfenden

Book description

Paperback: pages.
Publisher: Unwin Brothers Limited (1977)
Language:

 

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A Treatise on the Art of Pianoforte Construction by Samuel Wolfenden

Book description

Paperback: 274 pages.
Publisher: Unwin Brothers (1975)
Language:

 

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Acoustique des instruments de musique by Antoine Chaigne, Jean Kergomard, Xavier Boutillon, Jean-Pierre Dalmont

Book description
Quel est le rôle du biseau d'une flûte ? Comment se constitue le " timbre " d'un instrument, qui nous permet de distinguer à coup sûr une trompette d'une clarinette ? A travers de nombreux exemples illustrés, cet ouvrage présente les bases nécessaires pour comprendre les phénomènes complexes à l'œuvre dans les instruments de musique. Il s'adresse aux chercheurs, aux étudiants - des exercices corrigés en ligne leur sont proposés - et aux ingénieurs, mais aussi aux musiciens, facteurs et mélomanes qui souhaitent acquérir les fondements de l'acoustique musicale. Détaillant les résultats considérables acquis ces quinze dernières années, les auteurs s'appuient sur l'analyse progressive des briques élémentaires participant à la production du son pour dégager des concepts applicables à l'ensemble des instruments. Ils montrent en particulier que des modèles physiques, même simples, peuvent être mis à profit pour des applications concrètes en facture instrumentale, en prise de son ou en synthèse sonore. Un livre très attendu qui fera date.

Broché: 704 pages.
Publisher: Belin (6 novembre 2008)
Language: Français

 

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Advancing the art of piano building. (Schimmel Piano) by

Book description
This digital document is an article from Music Trades, published by Music Trades Corp. on December 1, 1992. The length of the article is 1657 words. Citation Details: Title: Advancing the art of piano building. (Schimmel Piano) Publication: Music Trades (Magazine/Journal) Date: December 1, 1992 Publisher: Music Trades Corp. Volume: v140 Issue: n11 Page: p82(4) Distributed by Thomson Gale Excerpt: Piano Designs Haven't Changed Much, But At Schimmel Piano The Computer Is Dramatically Changing The Way They Are Built In the 272 years since Bartolomo Cristifori of Florence fitted a harpsichord with buckskin hammers, thereby creating the first piano, the instrument has undergone a dramatic evolution. The first 200 years of the piano's existence witnessed a succession of design improvements that yielded an increasingly powerful and responsive instrument. For the better part of the 20th century, though, piano design has remained constant, and piano makers and designers have turned their energies towards improving the manufacturing process.

[HTML] (Digital): 6 pages.
Publisher:
Language:

 

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Atlas der Pianonummern by

Book description

Paperback: 560 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Automatic Pianos. A Collector's Guide to the Pianola, Barrel Piano, & Aeolian Orchestrelle by Arthur W. J. G. Ord-Hume

Book description
The era of the self-playing or automatic piano embraced the first three decades of the 20th century. Piano-playing cabinets were followed by the pneumatic player-piano, soon to be known the world over by the name of the leading American make - Pianola. There were many other makes, of course, with names like Kastonome, Triumph, Pistonola, Claviola, Autoplayer and Apollo. Invented almost simultaneously in Germany and America, player pianos became the most sought-after addition to the family home and the huge industry that built them and made their perforated paper music rolls became both important and wealthy. This book, written by a world-renowned authority on mechanical music and its instruments, relates the development of the automatic piano from the spring-powered dulcimer-playing musical clocks of the 16th century through the once-popular barrel-playing pianos and street pianos to the great era of the Reproducing Piano that could bring a famous artist's interpretation of a musical classic into your own drawing-room. The inventors, their perpetual quest for perfection, and their successes and failures are related in this new and fully-illustrated history. Just how the automatic piano works is described in both words and the author's own clear line-drawings, together with 603 b/w and 43 full colour photos. Also, a guide to servicing, maintaining, and playing player pianos and the magnificent Aeolian Orchestrelle roll-playing reed organ is included. Illustrated appendices include a list of makers, brand-names, and a modern-day valuation guide. 43 color and 603 b/w photos Index

Hardcover: 480 pages.
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (May 1, 2004)
Language: English

 

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Catalogue of Musical Instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Part I . Keyboard Instruments. Part II. Non-Keyboard Instruments by Howard Schott, Anthony Baines, James Yorke, Victoria and Albert Museum

Book description
This is a single-volume reissue of the catalogues of keyboard and non-keyboard musical instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum. It covers all the musical instruments in the V&A's collection, reissued with additional entries covering three important recent acquisitions of keyboard instruments. Each instrument is fully described and illustrated and an updated bibliography and notes have been added for this edition. The V&A holds the National Collection of Musical Instruments, which was started in 1851 following the Great Exhibition. The instruments were collected as works of art, and among them are examples of early stringed, keyboard and wind instruments. This catalogue should be a useful resource for scholars and for anyone with a serious interest in the history of musical instruments. The pieces are fully documented, with detailed descriptions of makers, techniques and provenance.

Paperback: 224 pages.
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Language: English

 

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Claves y Pianos españoles. interpretación y repertotio hasta 1830 by Luisa Morales (editora)

Book description
Actas del I y II symposium Internacional "Diego Fernández" de música de tecla española en Vera-Mojácar 2000-2001

Hardcover: 259 pages.
Publisher: Instituto de estudios almerienses (Diputación de Almería)
Language: Castellano

 

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Cordofones de Tecla Portugueses do Século XVII (Portuguese Stringed Keyboard Instruments of the 18th Century) by Gerhard Doderer and John Henry Van Der Meer

Book description
The history of keyboard instruments in Portugal has a special interest, not only because Domenico Scarlatti’s patron, Maria Barbara, was a Portuguese princess, but also because keyboard developments there followed a different course from the rest of Europe. The fret-free clavichord, for example, so common elsewhere in the second half of the eighteenth century, never really gained a strong following in Portugal, and Portuguese makers developed their own special version of the newly invented fortepiano.

: 498 pages.
Publisher: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Language:

 

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Das Intonieren Von Flugeln - Grand Voicing by Franz Rudolf Dietz

Book description
A discussion on how to needle, file, and voice a new set of hammers. 16 instructive photographs.

: 32 pages.
Publisher: Verlag das Musikinstrument (1968)
Language:

 

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Das Intonieren von Pianos und Flügeln by Otto Funke

Book description

: 55 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Das Klavier und seine Pflege. Theorie und Praxis des Klavierstimmens. by Otto Funke

Book description

: 78 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Das Regulieren von Steinway & Sons-Klaviermechaniken by Lutz Reibeholz

Book description

: 73 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Der Piano- und Flügelbau by Herbert Junghanns, H. K. Herzog

Book description

: 420 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky; Auflage: 7 (1991)
Language: Deutsch

 

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Downright Upright. A History of the Canadian Piano Industry by Wayne Kelly

Book description
The fascinating history of the Canadian piano industry. It includes a buyer's guide and a Canadian piano atlas (serial numbers with corresponding dates of manufacture).

Paperback: 160 pages.
Publisher: Natural Heritage; 2nd Printing edition (March 15, 1992)
Language:

 

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Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments by Q. David Bowers

Book description

Hardcover: pages.
Publisher: VESTAL PRESS; 3rd ptg edition (1973)
Language:

 

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Encyclopedia of the Piano (The Piano. An Encyclopedia (Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments)) by Robert Palmieri (Editor), Margaret W. Palmieri (Editor)

Book description
Performers, teachers, scholars and general readers will appreciate this in-depth review of the piano, which includes over 600 alphabetically-arranged articles written by international contributors who comment on piano history, composition problems, and key piano developments.

Hardcover: 576 pages.
Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (August 11, 2003)
Language:

 

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Encyclopedia of the Piano (The Piano. An Encyclopedia (Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments)) by Robert Palmieri (Editor), Margaret W. Palmieri (Editor)

Book description
Performers, teachers, scholars and general readers will appreciate this in-depth review of the piano, which includes over 600 alphabetically-arranged articles written by international contributors who comment on piano history, composition problems, and key piano developments.

Paperback: 536 pages.
Publisher: Garland Publishing Inc; Reprint edition (21 April 1997)
Language: English

 

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Fachkunde Klavierbau by Ulrich Laible

Book description

: pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Five Lectures on the Acoustics of the Piano by Anders Askenfelt

Book description

: pages.
Publisher: Royal Swedish Academy of Music, 1990
Language:

 

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Five London Piano Makers. Brinsmead, Challen, Collard, Danemann, Welmar by Alastair Laurence

Book description
Pianos were made in London for two hundred years, in factories and workshops scattered among the houses in residential districts. This book tells the story of five well known firms. Collard & Collard were direct descendants of illustrious eighteenth-century harpsichord makers; Brinsmead, Challen and Danemann had their origins in the vigorous commercial life of nineteenth-century London; Welmar brought to success a manufacturing venture begun in the difficult times of the nineteen-thirties. All five declined in the late twentieth century, and by 2004 all had closed. This is both a human and a technical history. A host of characters inhabit its pages: the bosses, nearly all of them with direct hands-on experience of work in the factory; the craftsmen, whose skill and experience were the principal asset of each firm; and the designers, on whose technical understanding and innovative flair the success of the enterprises depended. The author knew many of these people personally, and the book contains many details which are based on their first-hand accounts. Dr Alastair Laurence is himself a piano maker. He has first-hand knowledge of several piano workshops, both in this country and in Norway, and is now the head of the celebrated firm of John Broadwood & Sons. He is an experienced and engaging writer, and author of a number of books on piano subjects and local history. 49 black-and-white illustrations

Paperback: 136 pages.
Publisher: Keyword Press (1 April 2010)
Language:

 

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Fortepiano maintenance handbook by Margaret Hood

Book description

Unknown Binding: 40 pages.
Publisher: Margaret Hood Fortepiano (1998)
Language: English

 

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From Clavichord to Artrio, Being a Brief History of the Development of the Pianoforte From Its Beginning by Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors' Association

Book description
Reprint of an early brochure advertising player pianos. Contains numerous illustrations of pianos and player pianos and photographs of pianists.

Paperback: pages.
Publisher: Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors (1992)
Language: English

 

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Giraffes, Black Dragons, and Other Pianos. A Technological History from Cristofori to the Modern Concert Grand by Edwin Good

Book description
This lavishly illustrated book treats the history of the piano from its invention in 1700 to the present in terms of its technology. Looking at the technologies of design, materials, and manufacture, and focusing its description on specific existing pianos, it describes the changes in pianos from the earliest days to contemporary instruments. This revised edition incorporates the results of recent research that increases knowledge of the work of Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano; changes perceptions of how eighteenth-century pianos were made and used; adds to the available information about the important contributions of the Steinway Company; and describes the most recent changes to the piano. The first edition of this book received the Otto Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society as the best musicological book in English published in 1982-83.

Hardcover: 400 pages.
Publisher: Stanford University Press; 2 edition (March 15, 2001)
Language: English

 

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Giraffes, Black Dragons, and Other Pianos. A Technological History from Cristofori to the Modern Concert Grand by Edwin Good

Book description
This lavishly illustrated book treats the history of the piano from its invention in 1700 to the present in terms of its technology. Looking at the technologies of design, materials, and manufacture, and focusing its description on specific existing pianos, it describes the changes in pianos from the earliest days to contemporary instruments. This revised edition incorporates the results of recent research that increases knowledge of the work of Bartolomeo Cristofori, the inventor of the piano; changes perceptions of how eighteenth-century pianos were made and used; adds to the available information about the important contributions of the Steinway Company; and describes the most recent changes to the piano. The first edition of this book received the Otto Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society as the best musicological book in English published in 1982-83.

Paperback: 400 pages.
Publisher: Stanford University Press; 2 edition
Language: English

 

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Golden Age of Automatic Musical Instruments. Remarkable Music Machines and Their Stories by Arthur A. Reblitz

Book description
The fascinating history of automatic instruments and their music, with hundreds of brilliant color photographs. These marvels of technology performed in the royal palaces of Europe, elegant drawing rooms in New York City, speakeasies in Chicago, and the saloons of the Wild West. Learn why they were as popular from the 1890s to the 1920s as the latest electronic wonders are today. Includes Music Boxes, Mechanical Organs and Pianos, Nickelodeons and Orchestrions, Violin-Playing Machines, Reproducing Pianos, Fairground Organs and more.

Hardcover: 436 pages.
Publisher: Mechanical Music Pr; First edition (August 2001)
Language:

 

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Hacia una revalorización de la afinación aural de pianos by Hugo Landolfi

Book description
La supuesta facilidad con que hoy en día una persona, con muy poco o escaso entrenamiento técnico-auditivo, puede realizar la afinación de un piano utilizando la asistencia de instrumental electrónico o de un software de computadora especialmente diseñado para ello, ha dado por resultado que la gran mayoría de los afinadores de pianos autodenominados “profesionales”, solo hayan podido simular serlo casi sin dedicarse a aprender a realizar la actividad auralmente y, por ende, sin someterse al riguroso entrenamiento que tal aprendizaje requiere.Muchos pueden celebrar esto como un logro de la tecnología, pero lamento decirles que la finalidad de este trabajo radica, justamente, en tratar de brindar apoyo a la conjetura que lleva como título y subtítulo este libro: que hay (y siempre habrá) una primacía cualitativa de la afinación aural de pianos por sobre la electrónica o la asistida por computadora. La riqueza de la creatividad y de la inteligencia humana puestas en acción a la hora de afinar un piano en forma aural no podrá nunca ser reemplaza por actividades análogas realizadas por computadoras o por cualquier otro tipo de aparatos.Hoy en día encontramos a la mayoría de los afinadores de pianos utilizando casi exclusivamente el tipo de instrumental electrónico o software de computadora mencionados y, con escaso o nulo entrenamiento en afinación de pianos estrictamente aural, los resultados de su trabajo dejan mucho que desear. Muchos músicos de escaso entrenamiento auditivo y de torpe sensibilidad musical han sido, tal vez sin saberlo, cómplices de esto, al darles cabida en sus vidas musicales al trabajo de afinadores de piano escasamente entrenados, muchos de los cuales, si les quitáramos su instrumental electrónico de soporte, no podrían afinar torpemente más que unas pocas notas. Por tal motivo, creemos que un trabajo de revalorización de la afinación aural de pianos debe ser acometido con urgencia, trabajo sobre el cual intentaremos trazar algunas líneas generales y fundar algunos pilares conceptuales mediante el presente trabajo.Tenemos la esperanza que las páginas de este texto puedan arrojar luz sobre este controvertido tema a la vez que permita ayudar a recuperar la calidad de los afinadores profesionales de piano a los niveles de excelencia de antaño.

: 248 pages.
Publisher: Editorial Dunken (2014)
Language: Castellano

 

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Hammerklaviere mit Wiener Mechanik by Christian Ahrens

Book description

Softcover: 115 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Historical pianos, harpsichords & clavichords by Norman Elwood Michel

Book description

Unknown Binding: 209 pages.
Publisher: N.E. Michel (1963)
Language: English

 

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La réparation du piano by Carl-Johan Forss, Traductor: Marc Vakdeyron

Book description
Comment réparer une table d’harmonie ? Démonter des chevilles ? Augmenter ou réduire la charge des cordes ? Voilà un aperçu des questions que tout bon technicien du piano est un jour amené à se poser. En s’appuyant sur les nombreuses illustrations du livre et grâce aux exercices et conseils pratiques donnés par Carl-Johan Forss, l’apprenant pourra rapidement être en mesure de mettre en application les directives de l’auteur. S’exercer auprès d’un professionnel reste bien sûr indispensable, l’ouvrage ayant pour vocation de fournir des bases théoriques essentielles à l’apprentissage. La Réparation du piano présente de manière approfondie la facture et la réparation du piano et développe dans chaque chapitre l’évolution historique des éléments de cet instrument.

Broché: 536 pages.
Publisher: Coédition: Institut Technologique Européen des Métiers de la Musique (ITEMM) et l’Entretemps.
Language: Français

 

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Lehrbuch des Pianofortebaues by Blüthner, Gretschel

Book description
Incluye una separata de distinto tamaño con ilustraciones, titulado 'Bildatlas zum Lehrbuch des Pianofortebaues'.

Hardcover: 253 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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LETS TUNE UP by John W. Travis

Book description
By a dedicated member of the Piano Technicians Guild. Designed as a textbook covering all phases of the piano industry from the technician's point of view. Contains 18 chapters, 375 pages with over 270 illustrations, charts and pictures. A few interesting chapter headings are: Elements of Sound Relationships," "Beats," "Techniques of the Tuning Hammer," "Keeping of Records." The novice and the most experienced technician will benefit from having this book in his library.

: pages.
Publisher: John W. Travis (1974)
Language:

 

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LETS TUNE UP by John W. Travis

Book description
By a dedicated member of the Piano Technicians Guild. Designed as a textbook covering all phases of the piano industry from the technician's point of view. Contains 18 chapters, 375 pages with over 270 illustrations, charts and pictures. A few interesting chapter headings are: Elements of Sound Relationships," "Beats," "Techniques of the Tuning Hammer," "Keeping of Records." The novice and the most experienced technician will benefit from having this book in his library.

Paperback: pages.
Publisher: Self Published; Second Print edition (1974)
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Longitudinal Modes In Piano Strings by James F. Ellis

Book description
A detailed description of observation, study, research and experimentation into the mechanisms that excite longitudinal modes in piano strings. Also includes practical methods for reducing longitudinal ringing. 78 pages, spiral-bound.

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Publisher: PTG (2005)
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Longitudinal Modes In Piano Strings by James F. Ellis

Book description
A detailed description of observation, study, research and experimentation into the mechanisms that excite longitudinal modes in piano strings. Also includes practical methods for reducing longitudinal ringing. 78 pages, spiral-bound.

Spiral-bound: pages.
Publisher: PTG (2005)
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Makers of the Piano 1700-1820 (Vol 1) by Martha Novak Clinkscale

Book description
Overview of early pianos. Approximately 2,400 makers and manufacturers and about 2,200 pianos are listed. Of this total, about 645 are English, the majority of whom were active in London. The early piano has grown in popularity over recent years. It is now recognized as a window to the past and indispensable in revealing the sounds in the ears of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century composers. Fulfilling a need for a comprehensive study of early pianos, Makers of the Piano 1700-1820 is the first book to present details about all known extant pianos built during the earliest years of the instrument's existence. Biographical information about each maker and such details about his instruments as the place and date of manufacture, style, compass, case description and measurements, strings, action, stops, pedals, and present and former owners are given. Bibliographical references are listed separately for the individual pianos. Builders whose pianos have been lost are identified; however, anonymous pianos have not been included unless an attribution to a known maker is likely. Principal collections with their catalogues and an exhaustive bibliography complete this valuable reference work.

Hardcover: 424 pages.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (September 16, 1993)
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Makers of the Piano. Volume 2. 1820-1860 by Martha Novak Clinkscale

Book description
This book continues the overview of early pianos begun in Clinkscale's Makers of the Piano 1700-1820 (OUP, 1993). Although a few of the biographies overlap, the majority of the makers are completely new. Approximately 2,400 makers and manufacturers and about 2,200 pianos are listed. Of this total, about 645 are English, the majority of whom were active in London; more than 200 of the London makers have not been discussed in previous publications.

: 512 pages.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (December 9, 1999)
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Musical acoustics. Piano and wind instruments (Benchmark Papers in Acoustics, Vol 7) by Earl L Kent, (R. Bruce Lindsay, Brown University Editor)

Book description
Recopilación de artículos

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Publisher: Academic Press (January 1977)
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On the calculation of the tension of wound strings = Berechnung der Spannung umsponnener Saiten by Klaus Fenner

Book description

: 38 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky. Europiano Publications
Language: English / Deutsch

 

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Orchestral and keyboard instruments by Howard F Pollard

Book description
This book describes how musical instruments produce their characteristic sounds. Included is a little history, copious illustrations and many biographical profiles of prominent personalities encountered along the way. The book is an expanded version of a series of articles written for the Sydney Organ Journal. It is addressed to non-specialists, musicians, music students and music lovers generally. Additional information is included in a set of appendices. A list of contents is given on the reverse page. The author has conducted numerous investigations in both musical and physical acoustics. Until his retirement he was associate professor of physics in charge of acoustics at the University of New South Wales. He has been active as a recital organist and has conducted adult education courses in organ music. He was Chief Editor of Acoustics Australia for a number of years.

: 223 pages.
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Passion for the Piano by Judith Oringer

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Publisher: Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc.; First Edition edition (October 1, 1983)
Language: English

 

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Physics of the Piano by Nicholas J. Giordano Sr

Book description
Why does a piano sound like a piano? A similar question can be asked of virtually all musical instruments. A particular note - such as middle C - can be produced by a piano, a violin, a clarinet, and many other instruments, yet it is easy for even a musically untrained listener to distinguish between these different instruments. A central quest in the study of musical instruments is to understand why the sound of the "same" note depends greatly on the instrument, and to elucidate which aspects of an instrument are most critical in producing the musical tones characteristic of the instrument. The primary goal of Physics of the Piano is to investigate these questions for the piano. The explanations in this book use a minimum of mathematics, and are intended for anyone who is interested in music and musical instruments. At the same time, there are many insights relating physics and the piano that will likely be interesting and perhaps surprising for many physicists.

Hardcover: 170 pages.
Publisher: Oxford U. Press, New York
Language: English

 

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Piano (The New Grove Series) by Philip Belt

Book description

Paperback: 190 pages.
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (April 1998)
Language: English

 

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Piano Action Regulating. A Reference Source for Students and Professionals by Brian Capleton

Book description

: 116 pages.
Publisher: Amarilli Books (30 Jun 2007)
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Piano Nomenclatur by Nikolaus Schimmel

Book description

: 127 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch / English / Français / Castellano...

 

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Piano rebuilders' handbook of treble string tensions by James H Donelson

Book description
The purpose of this book is to enable the rebuilder, without any computing, to improve the scale on pianos which were of poor original design This is a book of tables which will assist the competent rebuilder in creating a finer piano than the original manufacturer. Three pages of text explain the use of the tables which were developed by computer.

: 650 pages.
Publisher: Donelson (1977)
Language: English

 

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Piano Servicing, Tuning and Rebuilding. For the Professional, the Student, the Hobbyist (Le piano, entretien, accord et restauration) by Arthur A. Reblitz

Book description
This book is the classic manual for Piano Technicians and enthusiasts the world over. Here is all the information essential to the art of restoring and maintaining a piano; from minor repairs and cleaning to major tuning and complete restoration techniques. A fine, specific reference, with hundreds of illustrations and photos.

: 354 pages.
Publisher: L'Entretemps éditions (15 avril 2005)
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Piano Servicing, Tuning and Rebuilding. For the Professional, the Student, the Hobbyist (Le piano, entretien, accord et restauration) by Arthur A. Reblitz

Book description
This book is the classic manual for Piano Technicians and enthusiasts the world over. Here is all the information essential to the art of restoring and maintaining a piano; from minor repairs and cleaning to major tuning and complete restoration techniques. A fine, specific reference, with hundreds of illustrations and photos.

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Piano Tuner's Pocket Companion by Oliver Cromwell Faust

Book description

: 134 pages.
Publisher: American Printing House for the Blind (1982)
Language: English

 

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Piano Tuning for Musicians and Teachers by Donald W. Stauffer

Book description
This book explains a simple straight forward method of setting the basic equal temperament in tuning a piano- without higher mathematics.

: 135 pages.
Publisher: Stauffer Pr (December 29, 1989)
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Piano Tuning. A Simple and Accurate Method for Amateurs by Jerry Cree Fischer

Book description

Paperback: 202 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications; First Thus edition (June 1, 1975)
Language: English

 

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Piano, the Instrument. An Annotated Bibliography by Michiko Ishiyama Wolcott

Book description
Organized into six sections by topic: general information, history, builders and manufactures, construction, maintenance and repair, and miscellaneous subjects. The first section lists works containing general information, including but not limited to, books and articles covering a wide range of topics, introductory materials, and serial titles. The second section covers the history on piano and is arranged by country. The section on builders and manufacturers is arranged by name of builder or manufacturer. The sections on construction and maintenance are arranged by parts of the piano. The section on miscellaneous subjects includes catalogs for collections of instruments, works about pedal pianos, pianos associated with composers, selection and purchase, works intended for younger readers, and works about other miscellaneous topics not included above. Readers are referred to the subject index for further cross-referencing. Referencing literature on every aspect of the piano, this annotated bibliography will cut down on research time for scholars and students, directing them to the most relevant and useful sources. No music library should be without it.

Hardcover: 264 pages.
Publisher: Scarecrow Press (June 13, 2001)
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Piano. A photographic history of the world`s most celebrated instrument by David Crombie

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Piano. The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand by James Barron

Book description
The gestation period for a $100,000 Steinway concert grand piano is 11 months, give or take a few days, though that's counting neither the journey of the timber from the forest nor the shopping and bargaining trip made by Steinway's shrewd purchasing agent to buy the wood. Adding those into the total and season with the fact that Steinway pianos are still made in basically the same way and in the same place since the 1880s, and you have the makings of a delectable book. In the hands of veteran New York Times staffer Barron, who followed the step-by-step process as concert grand K0862 grew and took shape from its first 17 strips of maple to its final staining, tuning, and polishing, the story becomes greater than a mere chronicle of a manufacturing procedure. For it turns out that these exceedingly complex instruments known as Steinways have an equally complex backstory that encompasses the lives of the people who build and have built them and the politics of a very competitive industry.

Hardcover: 304 pages.
Publisher: Times Books (July 25, 2006)
Language: English

 

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Piano-Beds and Music by Steam. An Index with Abstracts to Music-Related United States Patent Records, 1790-1874 by Bart Hopkin

Book description
This digital document is an article from Notes, published by Music Library Association, Inc. on March 1, 1995. The length of the article is 865 words. Citation Details: Title: Piano-Beds and Music by Steam: An Index with Abstracts to Music-Related United States Patent Records, 1790-1874. Author: Bart Hopkin Publication: Notes (Refereed) Date: March 1, 1995 Publisher: Music Library Association, Inc. Volume: v51 Issue: n3 Page: p936(2) Article Type: Book Review Distributed by Thomson Gale Excerpt: The United States Patent Office and the patent libraries scattered across the country comprise an unmatched repository of technological information. Some of it is monumentally important, and some amusingly trivial. The several million United States patents granted over the last two centuries represent a unique record not only of technological innovation, but also of a particular kind of human fantasy, hope, and ambition. In Piano-Beds & Music by Steam, Jean Bonin lists all United States patents relating to music issued between the creation of the United States patent system in 1790 and the publication of the patent office's first subject matter index in 1874. In that time 156,000 patents were granted. Bonin finds among them a total of 1…

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Pianofortebau. Elementar und umfassend dargestellt von einem Klavierbauer by Blüthner-Haessler, Ingbert

Book description
Lehrbuch des Pianofortebaues in seiner Geschichte, Theorie und Technik "oder" Bau und Zusammenfügung der Flügel, Pianinos und tafelförmigen Pianofortes, nebst einer Darstellung der hierauf bezüglichen Lehren der Physik und einem kurzen Abriss der Entwicklungsgeschichte des Pianofortes"

Hardcover: 167 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Pianos and Their Makers by Alfred Dolge

Book description
This famous paperback, written by one of the greatest industrialists ever to be involved in piano manufacturing, tells all about the history of the piano business prior to 1911. Over 300 illustrations.

: 538 pages.
Publisher: Nabu Press (September 8, 2010)
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Pianos. Care & Restoration by Eric Smith

Book description
Piano Care and Restoration. By Eric Smith. DESCRIPTION: A comprehensive treatment of the basic elements of piano care: how to maintain them, how to improve their performance, and how to restore old instruments to fully working order. This comprehensive guide enables anyone with practical common sense and musical awareness to revive an ailing piano. At the same time, the author does not underrate the part played by the professional tuner and technician; indeed he suggests that co-operation of amateur and professional in the care of a piano is the ideal arrangement. The book deals with both upright and grand pianos in detail, explaining how they are constructed and the many factors contributing to their musical quality. It discusses the tools and materials required for restoration and gives full instructions for the repair and adjustment of the resonant parts, actions and keyboards which are most often encountered. A separate chapter is devoted to tuning and the sensitive hammers. The final chapter considers approaches to purchasing and restoring older pianos. Wherever possible the text has been illustrated with line drawings and photographs and at the end there is a Glossary of Terms to help the reader through the maze of piano terminology. This book teaches the pianist and would-be craftsman not only what to expect from his or her chosen instrument but how repairs and adjustments can be carried out to improve its performance. 23 B&W plates, 52 diagrams. Contains a Glossary of Terms and a Select Further Reading bibliography. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Eric Smith (1940 - ) is a piano technician and author of 'Pianos in Practice: An Owner's Manual' and 'A Pianist's Glossary', as well as several books on the repair and restoration of antique clocks.

: 191 pages.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics; 1ST edition (March 1982)
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Pierce Piano Atlas by Larry E. Ashley

Book description
The piano industry's definitive reference on researching the age of pianos. Includes nearly 12,000 names of piano makers, piano serial numbers, dates of manufacture, factory location and other pertinent information.

Hardcover: 448 pages.
Publisher: Larry E. Ashley; 12 edition (January 30, 2009)
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Player Piano. Servicing and Rebuilding by Arthur A. Reblitz

Book description
A superb book. This is the most comprehensive book on the subject ever written. A must-read for any player-piano owner. Even if you don't intend to do restoration work yourself, you'll find this book useful and informative. Lots of illustrations and interesting historical information.

Paperback: 224 pages.
Publisher: Vestal Press (January 1, 1997)
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Professional piano tuning by Walter Dean Howell

Book description
The author is a Craftsman member of the Piano Technicians Guild, and a past president of the Connecticut Chapter, with more than forty years of tuning experience. Here is a fresh and authoritative text in ten chapters. A few interesting items covered include: HOW TO-- cope with harmonic problems in the little piano--use a tuning touch tester-tune new strings-- raise pitch to A-440-- Lower pitch to A-440-- Finish tune any piano to sound its best-- tune two or more pianos together. Published by American Piano Supply Co. -- 127 pages

: pages.
Publisher: New Era Print. Co; First Edition edition (1966)
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Professional piano tuning by Walter Dean Howell

Book description
The author is a Craftsman member of the Piano Technicians Guild, and a past president of the Connecticut Chapter, with more than forty years of tuning experience. Here is a fresh and authoritative text in ten chapters. A few interesting items covered include: HOW TO-- cope with harmonic problems in the little piano--use a tuning touch tester-tune new strings-- raise pitch to A-440-- Lower pitch to A-440-- Finish tune any piano to sound its best-- tune two or more pianos together. Published by American Piano Supply Co. -- 127 pages

: 136 pages.
Publisher: American Piano Supply Co; 2nd edition (1969)
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Regulating grand piano touch and tone by Danny L Boone

Book description
This is a must for the do-it-yourselfer who is thinking of going on to make a vocation of it. Covers every phase of grand regulating and voicing. 214 pages, 6" x 9". 55 photos. Invaluable for the starting technician or the experienced craftsman. First published in 1993.

Spiral-bound: 207 pages.
Publisher: Piano Technology Resources (1993)
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Reproducing Pianos. Past and Present by Kent A. Holliday

Book description

Hardcover: 240 pages.
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr (October 1989)
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Reproducing Pianos. Past and Present by Kent A. Holliday

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Paperback: pages.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press (1989)
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Ringve Museum Trondheim by

Book description

: 95 pages.
Publisher: 3rd edition 1995.
Language: English / Français / Deutsch

 

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Secrets of Piano Construction by

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Paperback: pages.
Publisher: Vestal Press Ltd (June 1985)
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Seiler applies new technologies to grand piano construction by

Book description
This digital document is an article from Music Trades, published by Music Trades Corp. on February 1, 1995. The length of the article is 421 words. Citation Details: Title: Seiler applies new technologies to grand piano construction. (Seiler America) Publication: Music Trades (Magazine/Journal) Date: February 1, 1995 Publisher: Music Trades Corp. Volume: v143 Issue: n1 Page: p238(1) Distributed by Thomson Gale Excerpt: Seiler grand pianos have been further refined with a new action, redesigned 'Amplivox' scale, a patented 'Membrator' soundboard system, and a system for adjusting soundboard height. These new features can be found on the following Seiler grand pianos: 180, 206, and 240. "This new generation of Seiler grand pianos has also been cosmetically enhanced with a refined iron-frame that bears a satin-polished bronze emblem that documents the tradition of the Seiler company, now in its 145th year," stated Ursula Seller.

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Steinway Service Manual. Guide to the care and maintenance of a Steinway by Max Matthias

Book description

: 170 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky (This manual is published by the Steinway Company)
Language: Deutsch / English

 

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The Anatomy of the Piano by Herbert A Shead

Book description
A comprehensive listing of piano terms with detailed sketches and pictures to illustrate them. A dictionary and reference book. Printed in England, paperback, 178 pages.

: pages.
Publisher: Unwin Brothers Ltd (1978)
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The Anatomy of the Piano by Herbert A Shead

Book description
A comprehensive listing of piano terms with detailed sketches and pictures to illustrate them. A dictionary and reference book. Printed in England, paperback, 178 pages.

: 177 pages.
Publisher: Unwin Brothers Ltd (1978)
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THE CALCULATING TECHNICIAN by DAVID ROBERT

Book description
This 120 page book is a revised version of the articles of the same title in the Piano Technicians Journal. Roberts develops formulas for calculating tension, inharmonicity, breaking point and elongation for all strings. While this book gives information necessary to design new scales, it helps technicians rescale bad spots at the break of small older grands. Published by The Piano Technicians Guild.

Paperback: pages.
Publisher: THE PIANO TECHNICIANS GUILD FOUNDATION (1990)
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The Classical Reproducing Piano Roll. A Catalogue by Larry Sitsky (Compiler)

Book description
Between the turn of the century and 1930, thousands of performances were produced on the reproducing piano roll, and Sitsky (composition, Canberra School of Music, Australia) does a keen job of compiling the entire repertoire of classical music available in this format. The introduction provides background information and details the technical aspects of the reproducing piano and piano role production. Volume I--Composers, shows the type and scope of repertoire performed and recorded at the time. Volume II--Pianists, gives a complete rollography of all the performers of the reproducing piano era.

: 632 pages.
Publisher: Greenwood Press (February 21, 1990)
Language: English

 

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The Early Pianoforte (Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs) by Stewart Pollens

Book description
This is the first comprehensive historical and technological study of the pianoforte based on important primary source material. Most histories of the piano begin with its invention by Bartolomeo Cristofori in Florence in about 1700: this study begins with the earliest fifteenth- and sixteenth-century manuscript sources and extends over Cristofori’s rediscovery of the principle of the hammer action, the early exportation of Florentine pianofortes to prominent European courts, and the building of copies of these instruments in Portugal, Spain and Germany. Technical information is presented in a comparative format and the text is illustrated with many photographs, measurements, line drawings and tables. While written primarily for the technical specialist, there is much here of significance for the history of the piano and performance practice.

Paperback: 320 pages.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (May 7, 2009)
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The Equal Beating Temperaments. A handbook for tuning harpsichords and fortepianos, with tuning techniques and tables of fifteen historical temperaments by Owen Jorgensen

Book description
A handbook for tuning harpsichords and fortepianos, with tuning techniques and tables of fifteen historical temperaments. While one can purchase electronic tuning aids that provide most of the useful temperaments in this book, one does, by learning to set them by ear, open up a vast field of possibilities. Good harpsichords simply sound best when tuned in a favorable temperament and equal temperament ain't it.

Unknown Binding: 36 pages.
Publisher: Sunbury Press (1981)
Language: English

 

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The Piano by John-Paul Williams

Book description
This unique and authoritative book will be treasured by anyone who owns, or aspires to own, a piano and by all who enjoy piano music and are interested in knowing more about the history and characteristics of the instrument. It describes the evolution of the piano from its invention at the end of the seventeenth century up to the modern concert grand, and discusses the relationship between the music of composers from J C Bach to Debussy and the instruments for which it was written. There is comprehensive, worldwide directory of piano makers from the nineteenth century onwards with describing the history of each firm and illustrating the models they produced in the past, including charts of serial numbers by decade, as well as the range of instruments currently available. The author provides invaluable advice on choosing a new piano and expert tips on what to look out for when buying a second-hand instrument. A chapter is devoted to the perils and pitfalls of restoration while another gives step-by-step instructions on the care and maintenance needed to ensure that your piano is kept in peak condition. Beautifully illustrated with photographs and cut-away diagrams, The Piano is every bit as elegant and desirable as the many fine instruments it describes.

Hardcover: 160 pages.
Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd (20 Sep 2002)
Language: English

 

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The Piano - Its Acoustics by W. V McFerrin

Book description
A scientific study of piano design and design principles. Scale design. The author, formerly associate professor of physics at The College of Emporia, Emporia, Kansas, and Craftsman Member of the Piano Technician's Guild wrote this book with the hope that it would be helpful to piano technicians, piano teachers and their students. It is a book on the nature of sound, and the physical aspects of countless factors that affect the sound and tone quality of pianos. Serious piano technicians will want to read and own this excellent reference book. 194 pages, hardback, 5-3/4" x 8-3/4".

: 188 pages.
Publisher: Tuners Supply Co. (1972)
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The Piano (Yale Musical Instrument Series) by Dr. Kenneth Hamilton

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Publisher: Yale University Press; 1 edition (June 11, 2008)
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The Piano Book. Buying & Owning a New or Used Piano by Larry Fine

Book description
The Piano Book is the standard consumer reference in the piano business in the United States and Canada and the only book of its kind. It contains: -Exceptionally candid brand-by-brand reviews of new and recently-manufactured pianos -Sales gimmicks to watch out for--and the real differences in piano quality and features -How to negotiate the best deal -Tips on finding, inspecting, appraising, and buying a used piano -Special section on buying an older Steinway or Mason & Hamlin -Piano moving, storage, tuning, and servicing -How pianos work

Paperback: 244 pages.
Publisher: Brookside Press; Fourth edition edition (November 1, 2000)
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The Piano Book. Buying & Owning a New or Used Piano (2008-2009 Annual Supplement to) by Larry Fine

Book description
This Supplement to The Piano Book fills that gap by supplying: - Prices For More Than 2,500 New Piano Models - Advice on How to Estimate Actual "Street Prices" - Updated General Information on Manufacturers and Models

: 200 pages.
Publisher: Brookside Press; Anl Sup edition (September 1, 2008)
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The Piano Hammer (Le marteau du piano) by Walter Pfeiffer (Traducteur: Marc Valdeyron) (Translator: Jim Englehardt)

Book description

: 156 pages.
Publisher: Association francaise des accordeurs reparateurs de piano AFARP-ITEMM
Language: Français

 

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The Piano Hammer (Le marteau du piano) by Walter Pfeiffer (Traducteur: Marc Valdeyron) (Translator: Jim Englehardt)

Book description

: 120 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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The Piano Key and Whippen by Walter Pfeiffer (English version by Jim Englehardt)

Book description
A highly technical book translated from German. This book does a mathematical analysis of action geometry and action designs.

Hardcover: pages.
Publisher: Das Musikinstrument Frankfur; First English language edition edition (1967)
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The Piano. A History by Cyril Ehrlich

Book description
For more than a century the piano has occupied a dominant place in music and society. Here, Ehrlich traces the instrument's fascinating history from the fortepiano of Mozart's time, and the Victorian's "household orchestra and god," to the most sophisticated modern products of the Japanese manufacturers. Updated and revised by the author to include recent developments, this book will captivate musicians, historians, and all lovers of the piano.

: 256 pages.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; Revised edition (May 17, 1990)
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The Temperament of Keyboard Music. Its Character; Its Musicality; and Its History by Oford Mackenzie, Carl Nordstrom Alexander

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Hardcover: 247 pages.
Publisher: A C N Mackenzie of Ord (May 2007)
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The Wonders of the Piano. The anatomy of the Instrument by Catherine C. Bielefeldt

Book description
This is the best book I have seen on the piano as an instrument, how it is manufactured, and the history of the piano. Catherine Beilefeldt is deeply involved in a piano restoration company south of Chicago, and the Piano Technician's Guild maintains very close contact with her. This book is used by Guild members as a text book in training curricula. Catherine held three positions with Steinway in her earlier days, and Steinway made a great resource contribution to this book.

Paperback: 132 pages.
Publisher: William Anton Pub.; 2nd edition (1992)
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Theory and Practice in Piano Construction by William Braid White

Book description

Paperback: 160 pages.
Publisher: Dover Publications
Language: English

 

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Theory and Practice of Piano Tuning. A Manual on the Art, Techniques and Theory by Brian Capleton

Book description

: 626 pages.
Publisher: Amarilli Books (30 Jun 2007)
Language: English

 

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Theory and Practice of Pianoforte Building by William Braid White

Book description
This book is not in the remotest sense a history of piano building or development, and it should not be so considered; in fact it has been deemed wise to dip into historical matters only to the extent of showing the application of an enduring principle rather than to give credit to a number of deserving inventors who have worked along special lines. A treatment of worthy inventions would require a much large volume than this; and while there are many inventors who have given to the world special devices of value, it has not been considered timely to describe them in this volume or to enter into an expose of their merits of demerits. We may say that his is not a critical work but rather one which we trust may be eminently practical in its mission as an instructive and an educational force. We may add that the "Theory and Practice of Pianoforte Building" is the only work of its kind ever put forth in the English language, and we have every confidence that it will find a growing demand among music trade people everywhere.

: 168 pages.
Publisher: University Press of the Pacific (January 1, 2001)
Language:

 

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Tuning the historical temperaments by Ear. A manual of eighty-nine methods for tuning fifty-one scales on the harpsichord, piano, and other keyboard instruments by Owen Jorgensen

Book description

Unknown Binding: 435 pages.
Publisher: Northern Michigan University Press (1977)
Language: English

 

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Über das Stimmen von Cembalo, Spinett, Clavichord und Klavier (Schriftenreihe Das Musikinstrument, Heft 11) by Friedrich Ernst

Book description

Unknown Binding: 47 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Upright and Grand Action Regulation (Die Regulierung von Piano - und Flügelmechaniken) by Carl-Johan Forss

Book description
This textbook shows step by step how to regulate the upright and the grand piano action.

Hardcover: 568 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: English

 

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Upright and Grand Action Regulation (Die Regulierung von Piano - und Flügelmechaniken) by Carl-Johan Forss

Book description
This textbook shows step by step how to regulate the upright and the grand piano action.

Hardcover: 568 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Upright and Grand Piano Repair (Piano - und Flügelreparatur) by Carl-Johan Forss

Book description

Hardcover: 492 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Upright and Grand Piano Repair (Piano - und Flügelreparatur) by Carl-Johan Forss

Book description

Hardcover: 512 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: English

 

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Upright and Grand Piano Tuning (Piano - und Flügelstimmung) by Carl-Johan Forss

Book description
In a very simple way this textbook describes how to learn piano tuning skills, both theoretically and practically.

Hardcover: 490 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: English

 

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Upright and Grand Piano Tuning (Piano - und Flügelstimmung) by Carl-Johan Forss

Book description
In a very simple way this textbook describes how to learn piano tuning skills, both theoretically and practically.

Hardcover: 490 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky
Language: Deutsch

 

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Versuch einer Geschichte des Clavierbaues by Joseph Fischhof

Book description
Die Bedeutung von Fischhofs "Versuch" als Quellenwerk der Klaviergeschichte liegt nicht zuletzt in seiner Stellung an einem Wendepunkt der Entwicklung des Klaviers. Die ausführlichen Beschreibungen der in London auf der Weltausstellung 1851 ausgestellten Instrumente, sind so etwas wie eine letzte Bestandsaufnahme vor dem großem Umbruch, der in den folgenden Jahrzehnten eintrat. Faksimile-Ausgabe des Originals von 1853. Als wertvolle Informationsquellen erweisen sich auch die zahlreichen statistischen Angaben und Tabellen, mit denen Fischhof seinen Bericht bereichert. Mehr anzeigen Weniger anzeigen

Paperback: 148 pages.
Publisher: Edition Bochinsky; Auflage: Reprint (1. Januar 1998)
Language: Deutsch

 

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