Piano Tuning eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 135 pages of information about Piano Tuning.

Over-tension, 114

Panel, removing of, 75

Parts of grand action, 38
  of square action, 34

Pendulum to aid in judgment of a second of time, 104

Piano frame, 15
  tuner, requisites of, 7, 70

Pianos, special use of, 85, 86

Pitch, concert, 127
  international, 81, 127

Pitch, left to tuner’s judgment, 86, 87, 89
  to determine most favorable, 85

Professional hints, 193

Questions asked by owners, 211

Ratio of intervals, 132

Reed organ.  See Organ.

Regulating button, 26, 51
  rail, 26, 36

Repairing small wooden parts, 63

Repetition of stroke, 18, 27

Searching for articles on sound board, 44

Seasons for tuning, 198

Soft pedal, 29, 36, 38

Sound board, 16
    split, 44
    unglued, 45
  waves, interference of, 78, 150

Splicing piano wire, 176

Spring rail, 29

Stringing of upright, 16, 17

Strings growing sharper, 88
  putting in new, 174, 175
  rendering through bridges, 112, 114
  splicing, 176

Study and practice of tuning, 66

Sustaining pedal, 30
  squeaking of, 55

Sympathetic rattle, 43

Syntonic comma, 132

Systems of temperament, various, 163

System A, 165
  B, 166
  C, 167, 168

Tables of relative string length, 131, 136, 140, 143

Temperament, advantages of the two-octave, 171
  equal, 97, 144
  Fischer system, 74
  finishing up, 156
  introductory remarks on, 68, 72
  rationale of, 128, 139
  requisites of, 133
  setting, specific instructions, 85
  theory of, 97
  unequal, 98
  various systems, 163-168

Tension, equalization of, 111, 112

Terms to express tone qualities, 193-196

Testing by thirds and tenths, 170

Tests, chords, 94, 99, 103

Third, excessive sharpness of, 95, 103

Thirds, major, 135
  major, sharper than perfect, 135
  minor, flatter than perfect, 141

Tones, harmonic, 120, 130

Touch, altering the, 48

Treble, extreme, sharper than perfect, 159

Tuning, instructions for first experiments in, 92-95
  hammer, manipulation of, 110, 115, 116
  pins, marking of in square, 122
    loose, 173
    setting of, 112-114
  the bass, 160
  the treble, 157, 159

Vibration numbers, comparison of, 137, 146, 147, 148

Watchmaker’s screwdriver, use of in piano repairing, 63

Wippen, 25

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