Piano Manual : Buying, problem-solving, care, repair and tuning

by Graham Barker, John Bishop

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Aimed at everyone with an interest in pianos, amateurs and professionals alike, this is a thorough but highly readable technical guide to the world's most influential musical instrument. Most people, even competent pianists, have no idea how a piano works, yet understanding a piano's truly remarkable technology can greatly increase the pleasure of owning and playing one.

Includes:
● How a piano works.
● How to buy wisely, both new and used - there are lots of terrible pianos out there!
● How to look after your piano, from simple routine maintenance to complex repairs.
● How to tune your own piano.
● J.S.Bach's equal temperament tuning innovation clearly explained - of interest to all musicians.

Even though the most humble upright has thousands of working parts, this innovative manual explains how straightforward it can be to maintain and improve a piano's performance.

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  • Publisher: Haynes Publications
  • ISBN: 1844254852 (1-844-25485-2)
  • ISBN-13: 9781844254859 (978-1-844-25485-9)
  • Format: Hardcover, 196 pages
  • Date Published: 2009

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