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...
Your Instrument Has Multiple Personalities

Your Instrument Has Multiple Personalities

By John G Taylor Ehud Banai is a veteran Israeli singer best known for performing Hebrew rock. His songs show the influence of reggae, of Arab melodies and of classic rock, complete with long guitar solos—which end with a reply on the darbouka. With such a range of...
How Playing Satie Saved a Life

How Playing Satie Saved a Life

By John G. Taylor In a recent episode of Soul Music, BBC Radio’s journey through monumental pieces, Pascal Rogé, one of the world’s leading experts in French piano music, describes an encounter with a member of the audience following a performance. The audience...

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