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Piano servicing, tuning, and rebuilding : a guide for the professional, student, and hobbyist

Author: Arthur A Reblitz
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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All the information needed for restoring and maintaining pianos is contained in this clearly written volume. Reblitz provides the ultimate reference book and instruction manual for both the  Read more...

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Reblitz, Arthur A. author.
Piano servicing, tuning, and rebuilding
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
(DLC) 2019017445
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur A Reblitz
ISBN: 9781538114438 1538114437 9781538114445 1538114445
OCLC Number: 1097458637
Description: xvi, 323 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Chapter One - Introduction to the Piano: Styles, Shapes, and SizesAntique PianosVictorian PianosTwentieth-Century Pianos and BeyondPlayer PianosContemporary TrendsElectronic PianosChapter Two - Inside Information: The Names of the Parts and How They WorkMajor PartsCushioning Materials in PianosThe Soundboard and BridgesThe PinblockThe PlateDownbearingThe Tuning PinsThe StringsStringing ArrangementsThe Keybed and KeyframeThe KeysThe KeytopsThe HammersTraditional Wooden Action Parts vs. Composite PartsThe Vertical ActionHow the Upright Action WorksThe DampersUpright Action VariationsThe Console ActionThe Drop ActionVertical Piano PedalsThe Grand ActionHow the Grand Action WorksThe Grand Hammer Rest or RailGrand PedalsGrand Action VariationsThe Square PianoHow the Square Piano Action WorksChapter Three - Evaluating an Old Piano: Is It Worth Buying or Repairing?Selecting a Type and SizeRecognizing QualityThe Importance of AgeGray Market PianosEvaluating the ConditionPlayer Pianos and Empty Player PianosMirror PianosWhere to Find a Used PianoMyths Versus RealitySummaryChapter Four - Cleaning and Minor Repairs: Fixing Worn and Broken PartsSafety First!Basics of Tools and WoodworkingGlue JointsTypes of Glue Used in Piano RepairLubricants Used in PianosModern LubricantsTraditional LubricantsRepairing Loose Screw HolesRemoving Broken ScrewsCleaning a PianoOpening the Vertical CabinetRemoving the Vertical Action and KeysOpening the Grand CabinetRemoving the Grand ActionRemoving Dirt and DebrisCleaning the ActionCleaning the KeysReinstalling the Keys and ActionEvaluating the ConditionThe Wooden FrameThe PlateThe Pinblock and Tuning PinsThe SoundboardThe BridgesThe StringsThe KeyframeThe KeysThe ActionAction RailsFlangesThe Wippen AssemblyThe Hammer AssemblyThe Damper AssemblySluggish Action PartsClicks, Buzzes, Rattles, and Other Foreign NoisesSqueaks of All SortsThe PedalsThe CabinetTaking Care of a PianoProtecting a Piano from Environmental ChangesControlling Insect DamageChapter Five - Regulating: Adjusting the Action, Keyboard, and Pedals to Work as They ShouldBasic Regulating ConceptsDeciding What to do with Worn HammersRegulating ToolsPreparation for Action RegulatingVertical Action RegulatingVertical Regulating Checklist for Quick ReferenceVertical Action Regulating DetailsSpecial Procedures for Spinet PianosPartial Vertical RegulatingPreparation for Grand Action RegulatingThe Grand Regulating BenchGrand Action RegulatingGrand Regulating Checklist for Quick ReferenceGrand Regulating DetailsGrand Piano TouchweightSquare Piano Action RegulatingAction Regulation Problems: Their Symptoms and CuresChecklist of Common Action Problems for Quick referenceIntroduction to Tone RegulatingPreparation for Hammer VoicingHammer VoicingMaking Hammers More BrilliantChapter Six - Tuning Theory and TerminologyMusical Tone Versus NoiseThe Vibration of WireSimultaneously Vibrating WiresMusical TerminologyPiano Note NumbersStandard Tuning PitchWhat Pitches Form the Musical Scale?The Pythagorean CommaThe Temperament OctaveCentsReviewTemperament Tuning TheoryTheory Versus RealityChapter Seven - Tuning ProcedureOverview: What Does "Tuning a Piano" Involve?Aural and Muscular CoordinationWhy Does a Piano Go Out of Tune?ToolsUsing the Tuning LeverTuning ExercisesTuning the TemperamentThe Potter F to A TemperamentThe Up a Third, Up a Third, Down a Fifth Equal TemperamentFinishing the Midrange from C3 through B4Finishing the TrebleFinishing the BassHints for Using MutesFinal Tuning TestsThe Pure-12th Equal TemperamentNon-Equal TemperamentsThe Equal Beating Victorian Temperament (EBVT)Raising the PitchLowering the PitchElectronic Tuning DevicesTuning ProblemsTuning the Back Duplex ScaleTuning a Mason & Hamlin Screw-stringer PianoTuning Two Pianos TogetherTuning a Piano to an OrganTuning a Piano in a Concert VenueTuning Victorian PianosImproving Your Tuning SkillsChapter Eight - Complete Restoration: Rebuilding a Piano in the Shop to Perform and Look Like NewPractical ConsiderationsOrdering Parts and MaterialsRestoration CosmeticsPreparationDisassembling the PianoRebuilding the Cabinet and FrameThe Soundboard and BridgesThe PinblockRefinishing the CabinetThe PlateCompleting the PinblockRestringingThe KeyframeThe KeysReplacing a Set of White KeytopsThe SharpsThe ActionRebuilding the Vertical ActionRebuilding the Grand ActionFinishing TouchesAppendicesOne: Supplies, Parts, Training, and Other ResourcesTwo: Drill Size ChartThree: Ivory RegulationsFour: Baldwin Grand Plate Suspension and Acu-Just Hitch Pins
Responsibility: Arthur A. Reblitz.

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