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The Craft of Piano Tuning The Craft Of Piano Tuning Free Author Daniel Levitan Pandorajewelry70off.us 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 Supplemental Readings Expand On The Essays And Provide A Wealth Of Practical Information And Tips.

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  1. says:

    Until the publication of Rick Baldassin s ground breaking book On Pitch The Integration and Equation of Aural and Electronic Tuning Techniques in 2007 preceded by a series of articles in the Piano Technicians Journal , piano tuners were talking about beat rates and express ing stretch as if intervals had a single beat rate or deviation Rick Baldassin showed that intervals in the tenor and bass, which can have than 30 prominent partials, interact on multiple partial levels Instead of tuning an octave by listening to the beats between the second partial of the lower note and the first partial of the upper note, or on a 2 1 level, in the bass we hear beats simulta neously on the 4 2, 6 3, 8 4, 10 5 and higher levels In fact, the lowest partials are inaudible in most pianos, and the most prominent partial pairs may be as high as 14 7 While Baldassin pro vided extremely valuable test intervals, beat rates, and cent widths for various levels in different intervals, many questions remained unanswered Enter Daniel Levitan with his 2010 book, ...

  2. says:

    I was fortunate enough to attend a Study Day with Dan Levitan last October at Steinway Hall in London sponsored by Steinway and the Pianoforte Tuners Association and found it very interesting His book is very well produced, written in prose as elegant as the thinking behind it and with beautifully clear technical illustrations This work, along with Dr Capleton s tuning book, represents a new and developing way of thinking about and describing the whole subject The movement is away from older ideas about mathematical models of harmonics from which pianos are imperfect deviations or compromises, and towards an approach that says, These are pianos, this is how they behave, now let s think about the practicalities of the physics behind it To me this seems a desirable development I can t do better th...

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