Pianos Inside Out

Pianos Inside Out Author Mario Igrec
ISBN-10 0982756305
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 539
Language en
Publisher
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Pianos Inside Out takes an in-depth look at the history, design, and maintenance of the piano, and provides practical guidance to anyone who wants to learn how to improve action performance, or tune, repair, regulate, voice, or rebuild pianos. Covering a wide range of topics, from introductory to advanced, the book puts between two covers all the advancements and understanding gained by the piano industry over the last 30 years, to provide a unified and coherent view of that much-needed information, from coincident partial tuning and interval inharmonicity, to touchweight analysis, string leveling, and the different types of modern lubricants. Although written for hobbyists, students, and piano technicians, Pianos Inside Out will also help pianists and owners of pianos to better understand their instruments and to communicate more effectively with their technicians. The book is full of clear, concise, step-by-step instructions, and more than 700 illustrations and diagrams.

Player Piano

Player Piano Author Arthur A. Reblitz
ISBN-10 9781461664475
Year 1997-01-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Vestal Press
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For beginners and experienced technicians alike.

Piano Manual

Piano Manual Author John Bishop
ISBN-10 1844254852
Year 2009-07-15
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Haynes Publishing UK
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Haynes manuals are now being published on a wide range of subjects, including musical instruments – and here comes coverage of one of the most popular and versatile instruments of all. This manual explains the essentials of buying a piano before moving on to the meat of the book – the care and maintenance of a piano. A trouble-shooting section explains how to check condition and diagnose common piano ailments, and then three maintenance chapters follow, detailing different levels. The ‘easy’ section covers routine tasks that anyone can and should do; ‘moderate’ looks at maintenance and repair that someone with good DIY skills can achieve; and ‘advanced’ covers work that is usually best left to professionals but that it’s nonetheless good to know about.

A Natural History of the Piano

A Natural History of the Piano Author Stuart Isacoff
ISBN-10 9780307701428
Year 2011-11-15
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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A beautifully illustrated, totally engrossing celebration of the piano, and the composers and performers who have made it their own. With honed sensitivity and unquestioned expertise, Stuart Isacoff—pianist, critic, teacher, and author of Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization—unfolds the ongoing history and evolution of the piano and all its myriad wonders: how its very sound provides the basis for emotional expression and individual style, and why it has so powerfully entertained generation upon generation of listeners. He illuminates the groundbreaking music of Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Schumann, and Debussy. He analyzes the breathtaking techniques of Glenn Gould, Oscar Peterson, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Arthur Rubinstein, and Van Cliburn, and he gives musicians including Alfred Brendel, Murray Perahia, Menahem Pressler, and Vladimir Horowitz the opportunity to discuss their approaches. Isacoff delineates how classical music and jazz influenced each other as the uniquely American art form progressed from ragtime, novelty, stride, boogie, bebop, and beyond, through Scott Joplin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Cecil Taylor, and Bill Charlap. A Natural History of the Piano distills a lifetime of research and passion into one brilliant narrative. We witness Mozart unveiling his monumental concertos in Vienna’s coffeehouses, using a special piano with one keyboard for the hands and another for the feet; European virtuoso Henri Herz entertaining rowdy miners during the California gold rush; Beethoven at his piano, conjuring healing angels to console a grieving mother who had lost her child; Liszt fainting in the arms of a page turner to spark an entire hall into hysterics. Here is the instrument in all its complexity and beauty. We learn of the incredible craftsmanship of a modern Steinway, the peculiarity of specialty pianos built for the Victorian household, the continuing innovation in keyboards including electronic ones. And most of all, we hear the music of the masters, from centuries ago and in our own age, brilliantly evoked and as marvelous as its most recent performance. With this wide-ranging volume, Isacoff gives us a must-have for music lovers, pianists, and the armchair musician.

The Cuckoo s Egg

The Cuckoo s Egg Author Cliff Stoll
ISBN-10 9781416507789
Year 2005-09-13
Pages 399
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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The first true account of computer espionage tells of a year-long single-handed hunt for a computer thief who sold information from American computer files to Soviet intelligence agents

Tuning

Tuning Author Owen Jorgensen
ISBN-10 UOM:39015019846610
Year 1991-01-06
Pages 798
Language en
Publisher Michigan State Univ Pr
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Acoustic Digital Piano Buyer Spring 2017

Acoustic   Digital Piano Buyer Spring 2017 Author Larry Fine
ISBN-10 1929145446
Year 2017-05-01
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer
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This book is a one-stop, up-to-date information source for virtually everything you need to know about buying a piano--including the latest pricing The latest supplement to the pianist's must-have reference The Piano Book, this comprehensive guide provides list prices for more than 3,000 currently manufactured acoustic and digital piano brands and models, as well as advice on how to estimate actual street prices to help negotiate the lowest possible price. Summarizing the essentials of The Piano Book, this new resource goes beyond the basics to offer extensive details on digital pianos and reveals all the information necessary to differentiate between a good deal and a great deal when buying a piano. Anyone in the market for a new or used piano--including teachers, technicians, students, and aficionados--can make a more informed purchase using this definitive guide. Updated twice a year with the most accurate information, the manual fully covers piano manufacturers, instrument models, prices, and current trends and conditions in the piano market.

Giraffes Black Dragons and Other Pianos

Giraffes  Black Dragons  and Other Pianos Author Edwin M. Good
ISBN-10 0804745498
Year 2002-07
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher LIT Verlag Münster
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Incorporating the results of recent research, this is a new edition of a book that received the American Musicological Society's Otto Kinkeldey Award for the best musicological book in English published in 1982-83.

Out of Control

Out of Control Author Kevin Kelly
ISBN-10 0201483408
Year 1995
Pages 521
Language en
Publisher Basic Books
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This is a book about how our manufactured world has become so complex that the only way to create yet more complex things is by using the principles of biology. This means decentralized, bottom up control, evolutionary advances and error-honoring institutions. I also get into the new laws of wealth in a network-based economy, what the Biosphere 2 project in Arizona has or has not to teach us, and whether large systems can predict or be predicted. And more: restoration biology, encryption, a-life, and the lessons of hypertext. Yes, it's a romp, in 520 pages. But the best part, my friends tell me, is the 28-page annotated bibliography. If you have suspected that technology could be better, more life-like, then this book is for you. -- Product Description.

Extraordinary Jobs in the Service Sector

Extraordinary Jobs in the Service Sector Author Alecia T. Devantier
ISBN-10 9781438111780
Year 2006
Pages 161
Language en
Publisher Infobase Publishing
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Ever wonder who wrangles the animals during a movie shoot? What it takes to be a brewmaster? How that play-by-play announcer got his job? What it is like to be a secret shopper? The new.

The Music Sound

The Music Sound Author Nicolae Sfetcu
ISBN-10
Year 2014-05-07
Pages
Language en
Publisher Nicolae Sfetcu
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A guide for music: compositions, events, forms, genres, groups, history, industry, instruments, language, live music, musicians, songs, musicology, techniques, terminology , theory, music video. Music is a human activity which involves structured and audible sounds, which is used for artistic or aesthetic, entertainment, or ceremonial purposes. The traditional or classical European aspects of music often listed are those elements given primacy in European-influenced classical music: melody, harmony, rhythm, tone color/timbre, and form. A more comprehensive list is given by stating the aspects of sound: pitch, timbre, loudness, and duration. Common terms used to discuss particular pieces include melody, which is a succession of notes heard as some sort of unit; chord, which is a simultaneity of notes heard as some sort of unit; chord progression, which is a succession of chords (simultaneity succession); harmony, which is the relationship between two or more pitches; counterpoint, which is the simultaneity and organization of different melodies; and rhythm, which is the organization of the durational aspects of music.

Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions

Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions Author Ralph Lee Smith
ISBN-10 0810841355
Year 2001-12-01
Pages 167
Language en
Publisher Scarecrow Press
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Now in Paperback! A first-hand report on an effort to enlarge our knowledge of the Appalachian dulcimer's history by searching the hills and hollers of Appalachia, looking at old instruments, and listening to the tales of old folks.