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...
Piano Forte to Piano – Part 4

Piano Forte to Piano – Part 4

By Taylor Mackinnon Music Sorb This is where Music Sorb comes into the picture.  Music Sorb absorbs and releases moisture as the humidity changes.  It acts like a shock absorber to the humidity fluctuations.  Music Sorb is based on synthetic silica gel with a simple...

Play Your Piano, It’s Yours

by John G Taylor It can be easy, sometimes, to take your instrument for granted. Whether you inherited it or bought it, eventually your piano, your violin, or your cello can become part of the furniture. That corner of the living room is no more than the bit of the...

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