What Happens to Pianos?

What Happens to Pianos?

The BBC recently ran an excellent series about eighteenth century British music. Exploring the rise of opera, the popularity of Handel and the growth of music halls and concertos, “Rule Britannia: Music, Mischief and Morals in the Eighteenth Century” tells the story...
Piano Forte to Piano – Part 1

Piano Forte to Piano – Part 1

By Taylor Mackinnon Piano Strings Many people who play piano don’t really don’t know a lot about the structure and mechanics of the instrument.  Mostly what they know is that if one pushes a key down a sound will come out.  So, when I go out to service...
Piano Forte to Piano – Part 2

Piano Forte to Piano – Part 2

By Taylor Mackinnon Piano String History One hundred and fifty years ago, in the designing of the scale of pianos, manufacturers used steel wrap instead of copper.  It was one way to get a brighter sound.  Moving toward the 20th century scale designers created the...
Piano Forte to Piano – Part 3

Piano Forte to Piano – Part 3

By Taylor Mackinnon Piano Action The other important part of the piano is the action, which includes the keys, the intermediate power transfer portion of the action called the wippens, the hammers (hammer flange, hammer shank and hammer head) and the damper system...

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