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The harpsichord owner's guide : a manual for buyers and owners

Author: Edward L Kottick
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The revival of interest in harpsichords has motivated thousands of people to buy, build, and learn how to care for these instruments. Yet few have any idea how the harpsichord operates, how to keep it in good working order, how to make simple repairs, or how to tune it. Edward Kottick, experienced harpsichord builder, offers the first practical guide to buying, repairing, and maintaining a harpsichord. The opening  Read more...
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Kottick, Edward L.
Harpsichord owner's guide.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)639513633
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward L Kottick
ISBN: 0807817457 9780807817452 9780807843888 0807843881
OCLC Number: 15109412
Description: xi, 180 pages : illustrations, music ; 29 cm
Contents: The harpsichord and its history --
How the harpsichord works --
A short history of the harpsichord --
The harpsichord in the twentieth century --
Buying a harpsichord --
Maintenance techniques --
The tool kit --
The strings --
The jacks --
The action --
The touch --
Troubleshooting the harpsichord --
String problems --
Jack problems --
Action problems --
Care of the harpsichord --
Tuning, temperaments, and techniques --
The harpsichord as furniture.
Responsibility: by Edward L. Kottick ; drawings by Richard Masters ; photographs by T. Jorgensen.
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