Pianos Inside Out: A Comprehensive Guide to Piano Tuning, Repairing, and Rebuilding
Published and sold by In Tune Press LLC, Pianos Inside Out takes an in-depth look at the history, design, and maintenance of the piano, and provides practical, step-by-step guidance to anyone who wants to learn how to tune, repair, regulate, voice, rebuild, or improve the action performance of pianos. The reader will discover how to evaluate the piano, assess what is needed, and develop a rebuilding plan. He or she will learn how to restore a keyboard and action, select and install new hammers, rebuild dampers, restring the piano, replace its pinblock, repair the soundboard, regild the plate, and refinish the case.
Covering a wide range of topics, from introductory to advanced, Pianos Inside Out puts between two covers all the advancements and understanding gained by the piano industry over the last 30 years. It provides a coherent, in-depth view of that much-needed information, including such topics as touch analysis and improvement, string leveling, soundboard performance, coincident-partial tuning, interval inharmonicity, and modern lubricants.
Pianos Inside Out is written for hobbyists, students, and piano technicians, but it 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.
"The most ambitious book on piano technology ever written."
-PIANO TECHNICIANS JOURNAL
"Fantastic job. Very well thought out."
-FRANZ MOHR, former Chief Concert Technician, Steinway & Sons
"A very useful introduction to the profession."
-LAURENCE LIBIN, Editor-in-Chief, Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments
"Very comprehensive and full of valuable information."
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