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  PIANO PAGE - Piano Technicians Guild - Everything about Pianos, Tuner, Technicians, Service, Repair, History, Find a ...
It provides information and illustrations on piano care and maintenance as well as piano competitions around the world.
The most important thing we do is to qualify technicians as Registered Piano Technicians to assure quality piano service by requiring that a technician pass a rigorous set of examinations.
The Piano Technicians Guild has put a lot of time and effort into its examinations to establish a good set of standardized tests which will help insure quality piano service.
www.ptg.org   (299 words)

 Welmar Piano Factory Tour
For added strength the structure is made from laminated wood where the laminations are glued together round the clock' in 16 or 18 layers, which will later serve to hold the pins that secure the strings.
The action and hammers are individually fitted to each piano and undergo over 1,000 adjustments every one of the 88 notes has 12 points that need regulating.
Finally the voice of the piano is determined in the toning department where the top layer is removed from each hammer which is then manipulated with pins to soften the felt.
www.uk-piano.org /pianotour/welmar_tour.html   (0 words)

 Piano, Piano Tuning Piano Restoring piano refinishing pianos rent Amadeus Piano Co., Inc.
Grand pianos are disassembled and wrapped in special piano blankets, put on a skid board and tied with ratcheting straps, protecting the entire piano.
Piano legs and blankets are placed into specialized padded bags The board with the piano is then placed on a dolly and safely transported into the truck or even up flights of stairs.
Amadeus Piano Co., Inc. is the proud recipient of the Field Expert Award by Damp-Chaser Corp., the leading manufacturer of climate control systems.
www.amadeuspianos.com   (1648 words)

 BBC - Parents' Music Room - Piano
The piano is a versatile instrument on which you can play a wide range of music.
But that is no longer the case because keyboards are such good quality now that often one does not need a piano when they first start - it is only in the advanced stages that they need to have a piano in the house.
Dipti: One of the things with the piano is that it is a very isolated instrument, whereas with other instruments children can join other children to make music together.
www.bbc.co.uk /music/parents/learninganinstrument/piano_article.shtml   (0 words)

  Renzo Piano
Piano went on to relate that Brunelleschi, who is Piano's favorite architect from history, studied the mechanism of the clock so that he could apply it to a system of great counterweights which in turn was used to raise the beams for the dome of the Florence Cathedral.
Piano was approached by Padre Gerardo, an administrator to the monks of San Giovanni Rotondo, to design a temple for the ever-increasing numbers of pilgrims coming to visit the places where Padre Pio, a friar famous for his stigmata, used to live.
Piano won the competition to develop the master plan for the area which when finished will be home and workplace for some 40,000 people, a figure that will double during each day with people drawn to the various activities there.
www.pritzkerprize.com /98piano.htm   (7411 words)

  eBay Guides - Piano Buying Guide
Digital pianos include sound chips and speakers to recreate piano sounds and have some unique advantages, like being able to make other keyboard sounds, such as the organ or harpsichord, or background music.
Germany/Austria: Bechstein pianos, Bosendorfer pianos, Grotrian pianos, Hamburg Steinway pianos, Sauter pianos, Seiler pianos, Feurich pianos, Forster pianos, Bluthner pianos, Ibach pianos, and Schimmel pianos
Piano cases are made or finished in either wood or wood-grained finishes (also known as clear) or opaque finishes.
pages.ebay.com /buy/guides/piano-buying-guide   (1804 words)

 Piano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word piano is a shortened form of the word pianoforte, which is seldom used except in formal language and derived from the original Italian name for the instrument, gravicèmbalo col piano e forte (literally harpsichord with soft and loud).
The Broadwood firm, which sent pianos to both Haydn and Beethoven, was the first to build pianos with a range of more than five octaves: five octaves and a fifth during the 1790s, six octaves by 1810 (in time for Beethoven to use the extra notes in his later works), and seven octaves by 1820.
The rare transposing piano, of which Irving Berlin possessed an example, uses the middle pedal as a clutch which disengages the keyboard from the mechanism, enabling the keyboard to be moved to left or right with a lever.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Piano   (5018 words)

 Upright Piano : Baby Grand Piano - Play piano Pianos : Piano sheet music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
baby grand player piano steinway baby grand piano with the extended keyboard; on others, the colours of the extra keys are reversed (fl instead of white and vice versa) for the same reason.
The action is similar to that of a conventional piano, but whereas in a conventional piano each key causes felt-covered hammers to strike sets of strings, in a Rhodes piano rubber-tipped hammers strike tuning fork-like constructions to sound the note.
piano sohmer upright The tuning forks themselves are "unbalanced" or asymmetrical: one arm consists of a short, stiff metal rod (essentially a stiff wire) called a "tine" which is struck by the hammer, and the other arm is a tuned resonator resembling a piece of metal bar stock, sized to sound the appropriate note.
www.tkk.pl /~xpc/upright_piano   (5063 words)

 Renzo Piano - Great Buildings Online
Renzo Piano was born in Genoa, Italy in 1937.
In 1970 Piano established a partnership with the English architect Richard Rogers.
Renzo Piano was the twenty first recipient of this prize, on its 20th aniversary.
www.greatbuildings.com /architects/Renzo_Piano.html   (365 words)

 Hire A Pianist, Piano Music, Classical Pianists, Piano Player
The piano, also known as the 'pianoforte', was invented in Italy in 1709.
The two most common types of pianos are the Grand piano and the Upright piano.
Alternatively, some piano players can perform on an electric piano or piano keyboard, but the sound will not be as authentic as a real piano.
www.gigmasters.com /Piano/Piano.asp   (463 words)

 The Piano (1993)
A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.
"The Piano" is her ultimate masterpiece, a film of such simplicity, described with calm and tense complexity.
The piano is Ada's sounding box, a tool that allows her to escape from a world that does not understand her, but that also threatens her moral compass, removing her from marital conventions and forces her to lose herself.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0107822   (802 words)

 Piano Lessons Tips & Chord Piano Lessons (FREE Videos!)
Learning piano and music notes by taking piano instruction is one of the most fun things you can do.
Piano tutorials online using major chords, minor chords, 7th chords, and all kinds of chord progressions.
Piano chords -- major, minor, diminished, augmented, etc.
www.playpiano.com   (865 words)

 On-Line Piano Lessons
Piano lessons are for both the beginning piano student and the student who wants to review their skills.
Learning to play the piano is great for all ages.
Piano Lessons to increase your level of musicianship-
www.gopiano.com   (571 words)

 Play the piano online! - a Virtual Piano Online - Java Piano
Piano tuning tools, piano lamps, cushions, benches, polish, metronomes, moving equipment, and other accessories.
This is an interactive electronic piano written in Java.
And don't forget to visit our Store for all your piano needs.
www.pianoworld.com /fun/javapiano/javapiano.htm   (225 words)

 The Piano Education Page
The Piano Education Page uses Cascading Style Sheets to improve its appearance.
You can download current versions of Netscape Communicator or Internet Explorer at no cost and view PEP as it was designed.
The Piano Education Page is a one-stop resource for teachers, students, parents of students, and fans of the piano with over 1000 pages of family-friendly information, upgraded regularly.
www.pianoeducation.org   (505 words)

 Piano World - Home of the world famous Piano Forums
Or just to meet and chat with other people who share an interest in the piano.
The Piano Forums are an online community of piano lovers including piano industry professionals, concert artists, recording artists, technicians, dealers, manufacturers, and thousands of enthusiastic amateur pianist.
Want information about pianos, piano music, playing the piano, fixing a piano, moving a piano...
www.pianoworld.com   (362 words)

 Luciano's Piano Bar - MAIN MENU - Piano MIDI latin music bolero tango danza ballad balada bossa nova canciones songs ...
So you can have your Personal Piano Bar at home while you surf the net, or...
As during the last few years, I asked for the cooperation of those who visit this site to help me defray the cost of an annual license I have to pay for the copyrights of the songs published here for your free enjoyment.
I want to express my most sincere thanks to those Piano Bar's friends who came forward with their donations of any size:
www.piano-bar.com   (657 words)

 Welcome to Piano.com, the ultimate source for locating piano-related information on the Internet. Piano.com has the ...
Welcome to Piano.com, the ultimate source for locating piano-related information on the Internet.
Piano.com has the most comprehensive set of links available for the Piano enthusiast.
Whether you are a professional pianist, a student, a piano hobbyist or a fan of jazz,
www.piano.com   (42 words)

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