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Identify and Care for your piano parts and wood types

Seeing the woods for the trees: identify and care for your piano parts

Seeing the woods for the trees

We posted a blog earlier last year about the numerous different wood types used in various aspects and stages of piano making, including the pinblock, soundboard and action mechanism – and,

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Give Your Child the Gift of Music

Music heals the mind, body and soul. In our current, broken world, the need for music may never have been so important. Scientific study after study have shown that the power of music stretches far past just generating the impulse to dance. Soothing classical music has been proven to reduce blood pressure,

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7 Undeniable Reasons People Love the Piano

In the world of musical instruments, the piano is king. No instrument (with maybe the exception of the human voice) has had more impact on western music than thePiano of luxury piano. Invented early in the 18th century by Bartolomeo Christofori, the piano eventually worked its way into nearly every household by the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century.

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Yamaha TransAcoustic Pianos

TransAcoustic Piano

Yamaha TransAcoustic Piano

First and foremost, all TransAcoustic pianos are acoustic pianos.  TransAcoustic pianos have resonance and resounding reverberation produced by the superbly-crafted, high-quality soundboard.

By incorporating the touch and tone of a Yamaha acoustic piano with the all new TransAcoustic technology, these pianos inspires a new level of creativity and emotional expression.

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Wood quality and types used in piano manufacturing

Wood quality and types used in piano manufacturing

Lumber Mill

One of the many factors in evaluating a piano and a primary one at that is the quality of the wood in which it is built. Many different types of wood are used in a piano for various parts.

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International Piano Institute

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THE PIANO TECHNICIANS GUILD
4444 FOREST AVE.
KANSAS CITY, KS 66106
PHONE: (913) 432-9975

JULY, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AREA REGISTERED PIANO TECHNICIAN PARTICIPATES IN INTERNATIONAL PIANO INSTITUTE

ATLANTA

Shane Owenby, RPT*, of Piano Emporium was among nearly 500 attendees,

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Guide to the benefits of music lessons.

Benefits of music participation

  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Goal Setting
  • Self-Expression
  • Coordination
  • Memory Skills
  • Self-Confidence & Esteem
  • Concentration
  • Poise

Always encourage and compliment music students. Expose music students to a wide variety of music.

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Ricca

Ricca, or Ricca & Son was established in 1891 by H.F. Ricca and E.I. Ricca, at 604 East 132 St. and 884 East 134th St., New York. By the mid 20’s the offices and factory was located at 97-99 Southern Blvd., New York. They bought the Ludwig PIano Company around 1933.

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Clavinova features are an excellent choice for many musicians

The latest Clavinova digital pianos from Yamaha are able to reproduce the feeling of playing a grand piano better than ever before. Here are some of the many features offered on these fabulous instruments:

  • 88 full sized keys – some are even made of real wood
  • 3 completely functional pedals
  • Full size cabinet with key covers and large selection of finish choices
  • Tone of a real 9-foot Yamaha concert grand
  • Touch and feel of an acoustic grand piano with the same repetition capabilities
  • Easy to move
  • No maintenance
  • Many play along and recording capabilities built in
  • Internet Direct Connection
  • 5 year warranty

These are just a few of the many features these wonderful instruments have to offer.

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Used pianos and tuning stability

One of the first things to consider about any used piano is tuning stability. Ask these questions; Can the piano be tuned? Will the piano hold its tune?

One major factor in the answer is the Pinblock.
• A pinblock is the part of the piano that holds the tuning pins.

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