Monday, June 24, 2013

Dealing with Broken Pianos

Here are two sites to help:

It was neat to read some of the information from these sites.  For example, I never would have guessed that the best pianos were manufactured from 1920 to 1960.  Now, in the last couple of decades, the quality has mounted significantly.  

A peak in the life of a tuner:

Cut out the noise:
I tuned recently in a nice home. The folks there were not noisy because of rebellious teen agers, nor because of fighting New Joisey oldly weds (for noise, they is the woist). This home had a cockatoo that screamed a flat E all the way through the tuning, the lady of the house tried to vacuum the house in C# while I tuned, and the daughter turned on musical cartoons while I was trying to do the treble.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

World's Largest Piano

Twice the size of a modern concert grand.
19 feet long.
85% built from recycled materials.

I'm impressed.