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Piano servicing, tuning, & rebuilding : for the professional, the student, the hobbyist

Author: Arthur A Reblitz
Publisher: Vestal, N.Y. : Vestal Press, ©1976.
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Reblitz, Arthur A.
Piano servicing, tuning, & rebuilding.
Vestal, N.Y. : Vestal Press, ©1976
(OCoLC)649346777
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur A Reblitz
ISBN: 0911572120 9780911572124
OCLC Number: 2332179
Description: viii, 176 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. Piano history and classification : The first piano: antique, Victorian, and modern pianos : Piano sizes --
2. Construction of the piano : Basic construction ; Cabinet parts ; Soundboard ; Bridges ; Pinblock ; Plate tuning pins ; Strings ; Keybed ; Key frame ; Keys ; Hammers ; Vertical action and pedals ; Console action ; Spinet action ; Grand action and pedals ; Victorian pianos --
3. What is piano servicing? --
4. Tuning : Acoustic theory ; Musical terminology ; Mathematics of the scale ; Tuning theory ; Basic tuning skills ; Beginning exercises ; Tuning procedure ; Professional tuning ; Why does a piano go out of tune? ; Problems ; Tuning ; Victorian Pianos ; Gaining proficiency ; Electronic tuning devices --
5. Regulating : Precautions ; Vertical action regulating ; Removing the action ; Spinet regulating ; The wood and brooks 90 degrees action ; Vertical checklist ; Partial vertical regulating ; Grand regulating ; Changing the touch ; Grand checklist ; Fine action regulating ; Square grand regulating ; Action problems ; Tone regulating ; Hammer voicing --
6. Repairing : Woodworking basics ; Proper use of tools ; Repairing stripped screwholes ; Glue joints ; Types of glue ; Solvents and cleaners ; Evaluating the condition ; Frame and plate ; Pinblock and tuning pins ; Soundboard ; Bridges ; Strings ; Key frame ; Keys ; Action ; Reshaping hammers ; The effects of a climate ; Moth prevention ; Cleaning a piano --
7. Rebuilding : Preparation ; Disassembly ; Lowering string tension ; Removing the strings ; Removing the tuning pins ; Removing the plate ; Cabinet and frame ; Soundboard ; Bridges ; Pinblock ; Plate ; Restringing ; Determining the size of a missing treble string ; Key frame ; Keys ; Action ; Importance of the correct striking point ; Installing new hammers --
8. Electronic pianos : Baldwin ; Rhodes ; Wurlitzer ; Totally electronic instruments.
Responsibility: by Arthur A. Reblitz.

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