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The art of tuning the piano.

Hermann Smith

The art of tuning the piano.

A new and comprehensive treatise, to enable the musician to tune his pianoforte upon the system founded on the theory of equal temperament.

by Hermann Smith

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Published by W. Reeves in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tuning.,
  • Piano -- Tuning.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy Hermann Smith ...
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsMT165 .S64
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 90 p.
    Number of Pages90
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22936123M
    LC Control Number02026530

    Unequal Temperament is a project devoted to preserving the art, science, and history of piano tuning. A live recording of a key-cycle program: the personalities of 10 different keys, exploited by this tuning, with music of Bach, Rachmaninov, Chopin, and Mendelssohn. Reading and listening. PIANO TUNING BOOK AND CD FOR BEGINNERS -- By Dennis E. Kurk PTG. Dennis Kurk has many years of experience tuning pianos and restoring them. He is a member of the Piano Technician's Guild of America also. His book, Piano Tuning for Beginners, is 18 pages long, /2 by 11 inches. There are several photographs. Topics covered are.

    Piano Tuning All your piano tuning questions answered Piano Tuning: from a Teacher’s perspective. Piano tuning questions often come up when a piano is first purchased. I am always excited when a new student makes the investment of bringing home a piano. Most piano teachers will agree that an acoustic instrument is ideal to practice on. Anyone who has owned a piano knows that keeping your piano tuned can be quite an expensive prospect. Hiring professional tuners, taking time off work or making time in your schedule for the tuner to come to your house and spend a few hours tuning your piano, and then doing this again every 6 to 12 months, can take a big bite out of your wallet.

    The art of tuning the pianoforte. A new and comprehensive treatise, to enable the musician to tune his pianoforte upon the system founded on the theory of equal temperament. Tuning: containing the perfection of eighteenth-century temperament, the lost art of nineteenth-century temperament, and the science of equal temperament, complete with instructions for aural and electronic tuning.


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The Art of Tuning, by Claude Montal, translated into English by Fred Sturm Claude Montal () was an extraordinary man. Blinded by illness at the age of five, he taught himself to tune and repair pianos, and wrote the definitive work on that subject in. Claude Montal's THE ART OF TUNING is the first comprehensive text on piano tuning, construction, and repair ever written.

Filled with historical details concerning the pianos of the midth-century, The Art of Tuning documents the technology, tools, and techniques used during the most vibrant period in the development of the : $ The Piano Technicians Guild Foundation (PTGF) is pleased to announce the publication of The Art of Tuning, Fred Sturm’s English translation of Claude Montal’s book l’Art d’accorder soi-même son piano, the first comprehensive text on piano tuning and repair.

Published in France in and revised init spans three decades of the development of the piano, during the period when Chopin and Liszt. The Craft of Piano Tuning. A complete guide to the craft of piano tuning, covering both its aural and manual aspects.

At the heart of each of the book's two parts, "The Tuner's Ear" and "The Tuner's Hand," is an essay explaining in detail the standard practices of piano tuning in terms of their underlying acoustics and mechanics.5/5.

The leading textbook and the most comprehensive source available, for both practicing piano tuners and academic researchers, on the theory and practice of piano tuning.

By the former Royal National College lecturer in Piano Technology and Tuning Theory. pages 5/5(3). The Art of Tuning - Claude Montal Montal's first book, from This book was quite short, 28 pages, covering only tuning, and doing so more succinctly than in the much longer book of It was prepared for the Grand Exposition ofwhere it was sold in the exhibits of various piano manufacturers, whose pianos Montal tuned.

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.

Arthur Reblitz, in his book “Piano Servicing, Tuning and Rebuilding”, talks about two skills that a piano technician must master in order to tune a piano properly. The first is setting the pins. When a tuning pin is turned it will bend or twist slightly as a result of the tension holding it in place.

To tune, one turns a tuning pin (or other tuning device) to alter the tension of the string and thus adjust the pitch. In J.S. Bach’s time (early 18th century), harpsichords, clavichords, and early pianos were tuned by the per-former. Piano tuning became a profession in the 19th cen-tury, when piano’s keyboard compass grew to over six oc.

(I adapt this chart, and ones following below, from an invaluable book, the bible of historical keyboard tuning: Owen Jorgensen's Tuning: Containing the Perfection of Eighteenth-Century Temperament, the Lost Art of Nineteenth-Century Temperament, and the Science of Equal Temperament, Michigan State University Press, )Now let's look at the sizes of the major thirds and perfect fifths on.

Every Piano technician should have this book The most MODERN Book in the Piano tech industry. Piano Tuning and the Allied Arts by William Brain White The first American, verbose, piano technology book Its amazing how methods and principles have Remained similar or unchanged since Acker, Anne () The Art of Tuning: A Self-Guided Manual for Piano Tuning, Design, Action Regulation, and Repair from midth Century France: For the Piano Owner and Technician, with Guidelines for Training the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Books, Videos, Tools, Courses Videos and lessons that will help you learn more about how a piano is tuned. Courses, videos, and books for sale. Tools, parts, books, supplies. Piano tuning and repair tools, parts, and supplies. Located in Quebec, Canada.

The Art of Piano Tuning: Learn to Tune Your Piano Orally About Ulysses Harmony Garcia Ulysses was born in a small city in Oregon and is completely blind and hard-of-hearing.

Despite these challenges, Ulysses has made great strides to achieve many successes in life. This is a complete guide to the craft of piano tuning, covering both its aural and manual aspects. At the heart of each of the book's two sections -- The Tuner's Ear and The Tuner's Hand -- is an essay explaining in detail the standard practices of piano tuning in.

About The Piano Tuner. A New York Times Notable Book A San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year “A gripping and resonant novel It immerses the reader in a distant world with startling immediacy and ardor Riveting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In a shy, middle-aged piano tuner named Edgar Drake receives an.

The Piano Tuner has an intriguing premise (an English piano tuner in the s with an excellent reputation who specializes in tuning the esoteric Erard piano is commissioned to travel to the jungles of Burma during the British occupation, to tune a piano for the elusive and infamous Major Carroll).

Daniel Mason is a talented writer/5(K). The Piano Tuner participates in a tradition of literary works that try to fathom colonized cultures vastly different from the author's own. What features does Daniel Mason's novel share with such predecessors as E.

Forster's A Passage to India, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, or George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant". Tuning a piano really is a science and an art and I thank you Michael for taking such wonderful care of my piano. To contact Michael M Miccio for a piano. 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 /5(2). Piano Tuning and Allied Arts, William Braid White.

Tuners Supply Co, Boston This revision of an American book originally published in was for years considered the standard text on piano tuning and repair.

Actually it has very little on repair.Piano Servicing, Tuning, and Rebuilding, Second Edition: for the Professional, the Student, and the Hobbyist by Arthur A. Reblitz. The "bible" of introductory tuning texts. "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 very good book on piano repair and general maintainance. A must have for all upright and grand piano owners. The book illustrates the various parts of the piano, the functioning and how to repair and re tune if required. Tuning is something that should not be done in haste.

Better to do it with a lot of caution or leave it for a s: