Theory and Practice of Piano TuningTheory and Practice of Piano Tuning



Includes: Why we need skilled piano tuners Intonation and tone The distance between theory and the art Theory of sound Temperament theory Elementary "traditional" tuning and beat rate theory What contemporary acoustics reveals What ...

Author: Brian Capleton

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ISBN: 0992814103

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The leading textbook and the most comprehensive source available, for both practicing piano tuners and academic researchers, on the theory and practice of piano tuning. By the former Royal National College lecturer in Piano Technology and Tuning Theory. 680 pages, with over 300 illustrations and tables. The book covers in-depth theory and practice from elementary to advanced level. It answers common questions raised by students of piano tuning about the actual soundscapes and behaviour of piano tone that are encountered in tuning practice. It is suitable for both students and professionals of piano tuning, general readers, and academics with interdisciplinary interests in the subject. Includes: Why we need skilled piano tuners Intonation and tone The distance between theory and the art Theory of sound Temperament theory Elementary "traditional" tuning and beat rate theory What contemporary acoustics reveals What attenuation is, and why it is so important Beyond the 19th century model - How "beating" and "beat rates" really work Beyond the 19th century model - How tempered intervals really behave in fine tuning False beat phenomenon and its influence The effects of bridge coupling How real tone- envelopes behave in fine tuning Inharmonicity and small piano syndrome What octave stretching is, why, and how it works Setting the pin - the theory behind it and how to practice it Scale plasticity, logic, and tuning technique Psychoacoustics and how to listen Contents: Acknowledgments Piano tuning and this book Part 1 - Background Theory The invisible art and science The essential ideas Sound Temperament Theory "Traditional" piano tuning theory and elementary practice The soundscape, spectrum and tone Partial decay patterns Part 2 - Fine Tuning Practice Unison Tuning Tuning the Scale Octave tuning Setting the Pin Setting the pitch Small piano syndrome Hearing The Kirk Experiment Part 3 - Advanced Theory The single piano string in one plane The Weinreich Model Two strings, two planes The Trichord Further comments on false partials Inharmonicity Glossary of key concepts Select bibliography

Basic Piano TuningBasic Piano Tuning



This manual describes the theory and practice of tuning a piano by ear. It accompanies the course given by Mark Cerisano, RPT. You can read more about this and other courses at howtotunepianos.com and mrtuner.com

Author: Mark Cerisano, RPT

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312376885

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Page: 88

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This manual describes the theory and practice of tuning a piano by ear. It accompanies the course given by Mark Cerisano, RPT. You can read more about this and other courses at howtotunepianos.com and mrtuner.com

Theory and Practice of Piano ConstructionTheory and Practice of Piano Construction



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Author: William Braid White

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664648136

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Page: 1259

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"Theory and Practice of Piano Construction" by William Braid White. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Piano Unison TuningPiano Unison Tuning



This book provides a general, technical description of fine-tuning piano unisons, based on the contemporary acoustical theory, which is outlined in the accompanying volume The Physics of Piano Unisons (Volume 1 of this series).

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ISBN: 0992814170

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This book provides a general, technical description of fine-tuning piano unisons, based on the contemporary acoustical theory, which is outlined in the accompanying volume The Physics of Piano Unisons (Volume 1 of this series). The content of this book is aimed at anyone with a technical interest in the subject, including tuning students and professionals. The discussion can be related to practice, and its only mathematical content is graphs illustrating acoustical behaviour. For a more comprehensive treatment of all aspects of piano tuning and its theory, please consult Theory and Practice of Piano Tuning by the same author.

The Harvard Dictionary of MusicThe Harvard Dictionary of Music



Tuning and Maintenance. William Braid White, Theory and Practice of Piano
Construction: With a Detailed, Practical Method for Tuning (New York: E L Bill,
1906; R: New York: Dover, 1975). Otto Funke, Das Klavier und seine Pftege:
Theorie ...

Author: Willi Apel

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674011635

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Page: 978

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This comprehensive single-volume music reference covers a wide range of topics, including all styles of Western music as well as the music of Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, with articles by experts, short "quick reference" essays, and a wide range of instruments. (Performing Arts)

Pitch Perfect a Theory and Practice of Choral IntonationPitch Perfect a Theory and Practice of Choral Intonation



Here is what the experts are saying:"Donald Brinegar's deeply scholarly, highly original "Pitch Perfect" is the result of his life-long study and practice of choral tuning.

Author: Donald Brinegar

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ISBN: 1695710630

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Page: 294

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Here is what the experts are saying:"Donald Brinegar's deeply scholarly, highly original "Pitch Perfect" is the result of his life-long study and practice of choral tuning. His decades of workshops on this topic have become legendary and his book details numerous areas of theoretical and practical means that form the basis of his approach, including various tuning systems, scales and modes, tetrachords and the medieval hexachordal system, acoustics, text study, rehearsal techniques and many others, all carefully organized through a system of nested hierarchies grouping related topics. Brinegar then applies his theories to a number of specific compositions from the Renaissance to the present day. "Pitch Perfect" is an essential book for the library of all choral conductors, written by an esteemed choral master." -- Dr. Morten Lauridsen, Composer, University Professor, USC, National Medal of Arts Recipient, 2007."Pitch Perfect brilliantly combines two of Don Brinegar's lifelong loves - teaching and the art of comprehensive score preparation. He connects a wide variety of important technical data, puts it in his "teacher centrifuge," and the result is a unique and fresh new perspective on musical nature, with practical application to conducting, score analysis, and performance. Serious emerging and seasoned conductors need a copy of this book!" Dr. Z. Randall Stroope, Composer and University Professor"My musical life changed when I discovered that the major third my tenors were singing at the final cadence of a Renaissance motet WERE in tune, but it was in tune to a different tuning system than the tempered piano. THANK Y0U maestro Brinegar for sharing your tuning system with me more than twenty years ago and codifying it in "Pitch Perfect." The tuning system outlined in this new book (with historical musical examples from major composers) is cellular, functional, historical, lunar, mathematical, musical, natural, over-tonal, partial, philosophical, practical, scientific, solar, spiritual, tetra-chordal, under-tonal, hexa-chordal, and visual. Vocal colors emerge from a natural system of balancing and tuning chords. Functional and helpful conducting gestures suggest themselves from an understanding of the tuning hierarchy. Sharing this tuning system with my singers enabled them to sing more beautifully, more balanced, more resonant, and more expressive than ever before, and has influenced all of my compositions. "Pitch Perfect" WORKS!" Dr. Ronald Kean, Composer and Professor Emeritus."Don is a master teacher. Over the years many of us have been greatly influenced by his work through his choirs, his choral adjudications, and in his classroom. In this book, Don eloquently and systematically explains his "principles and foundations" for improved intonation through his words and numerous musical examples. This book is a compilation of his lifetime journey of listening, learning, reflecting, and teaching--as if you were sitting in his classroom or speaking to you personally." Dr. J. Edmund Hughes, University Professor of Choral Studies."I have been singing out of tune with nature. This one idea made me want to dig deeper into this book and not put it down.As a choral singer and a conductor, this book is changing how I hear, how I rehearse, and how I sing. What a journey! Thank you, Don, for sharing your knowledge and your life-long love of choral beauty." Jenny Tisi, Choral Director and Vocalist."A big thank you to Donald Brinegar for this magnificent gift to the music community. The intellectual rigor of addressing this comprehensive subject is astounding. Professor Sigrid Johnson, Renowned Choral Conductor.Coming Soon!!! The Teacher's Companion to Pitch Perfect A Theory and Practice of Choral Intonation gives step by step lesson plans for the implementation of Pitch Perfect. Lesson plans include material for: Theory classes, Choral Seminars, Choral Rehearsals, Master Classes, and Conference Presentations

Complete Course in Professional Piano Tuning Repair and RebuildingComplete Course in Professional Piano Tuning Repair and Rebuilding



Such study in depth will be a continuous part of this text , and tied in , wherever
possible , with actual tuning practices . Thus , theory may be more easily learned
and put to practical use while tuning . What is vital at this point is that the reader ...

Author: Floyd A. Stevens

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0830415939

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The Arithmetic of ListeningThe Arithmetic of Listening



Tuning Theory and History for the Impractical Musician Kyle Gann ... after the
Continent had abandoned it, and they needed tuning manuals to justify and
provide instructions for their practices. Piano tuners have written tuning books
aimed primarily at other piano tuners, such as Owen Jorgensen's brilliant Tuning
(1991).

Author: Kyle Gann

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252051425

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Page: 296

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Tuning is the secret lens through which the history of music falls into focus, says Kyle Gann. Yet in Western circles, no other musical issue is so ignored, so taken for granted, so shoved into the corners of musical discourse.A classroom essential and an invaluable reference, The Arithmetic of Listening offers beginners the grounding in music theory necessary to find their own way into microtonality and the places it may take them. Moving from ancient Greece to the present, Kyle Gann delves into the infinite tunings available to any musician who feels straitjacketed by obedience to standardized Western European tuning. He introduces the concept of the harmonic series and demonstrates its relationship to equal-tempered and well-tempered tuning. He also explores recent experimental tuning models that exploit smaller intervals between pitches to create new sounds and harmonies.Systematic and accessible, The Arithmetic of Music provides a much-needed primer for the wide range of tuning systems that have informed Western music.

Revisiting Music TheoryRevisiting Music Theory



A Guide to the Practice Alfred Blatter. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. This
calculation does not (and should not) take into account the “stretching” of octaves
used by piano tuners and necessitated by the vibrating characteristics of steel
strings ...

Author: Alfred Blatter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135870393

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Page: 352

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Revisiting Music Theory: A Guide to the Practice contains the basics of music theory with the vocabulary used in harmonic and formal analysis. The book assumes few music reading skills, and progresses to include the basic materials of music from J. S. Bach to the twentieth century. Based on Blatter’s own three decades of teaching music theory, this book is aimed at a one or two year introductory course in music theory, can serve for individual study, or as a review for graduate students returning to school. Drawing examples from well-known classical works, as well as folk and popular music, the book shows how theory is applied to practice. The book is divided into five parts. The first part introduces music notation, reviewing the basics of pitch, time, and dynamics as represented in written music. Part 2 introduces the concept of melody, covering modes, scales, scale degrees, and melodic form. Part 3 introduces harmony, dealing with harmonic progression, rhythm, and chord types. Part 4 addresses part writing and harmonic analysis. Finally, Part 5 addresses musical form, and how form is used to structure a composition. Revisiting Music Theory will be a valuable textbook for students, professors, and professionals.

Fourths TuningFourths Tuning



In this book our objective will be to follow this process in order to incorporate the modes of the major scale and the melodic minor scale into our playing.

Author: Graham Tippett

Publisher: Graham Tippett

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There’s a beautiful symmetry about modes in fourths tuning (E, A, D, G, C, F or any variation thereof) that’s well-worth exploring, which is why I’ve dedicated an entire book to it. With that B-string bump out of the way, we’re free to explore modes both as scales in their own right and as parent scales belonging to a key. There’s just something about fourths tuning that makes the transition from theory to practice, and then mastery, a fairly effortless one. In this book our objective will be to follow this process in order to incorporate the modes of the major scale and the melodic minor scale into our playing. What I’ll provide you with is a concise and effective explanation of the theory behind modes (should you need it), then a system to put this knowledge into practice on the fourths fretboard without learning endless scale patterns or drilling rote patterns. We’ll do this both for parent scales (modes applied to diatonic chord progressions) and modes as scales in their own right (modes for improvising over isolated chords or non-diatonic progressions in fusion styles). What’s more, if you’re making the transition from standard tuning to fourths, this book will help you organize modes on the fourths fretboard and fill in any gray areas you may have had in standard tuning. We’ll also learn how to instantly find the parent scale of any mode, how to come up with modal chord progressions, how to properly use backing tracks, as well as clearing up all the doubts that arise when learning modes for the first time.

A Contemporary Study of Musical Arts Theory and practice of modern African classical drum musicA Contemporary Study of Musical Arts Theory and practice of modern African classical drum music



The more technically and compositionally complex conceptualizations, such as
those for the tuned drum rows – ese, ukom and mgba ... drum music
conceptualizations and practices has been to discern the common philosophical,
theoretical and scientific fundamentals, ... publication in the following three
categories: Volume 5 Book 1 – Drum solos and drummistic piano solos Volume 5
Book 2 – Concert ...

Author: Meki Nzewi

Publisher: African Minds

ISBN: 9781920051662

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Page: 56

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The 1st three volumes present material in a modular approach. Each volume presents progressively more advanced concepts in the categories: musical structure and form, factors of music appreciation, music instruments, music and society, research project, musical arts theatre, school songs technique, and performance. The 4th volume is a collection of essays. The 5th volume contains printed music.

The Cambridge Companion to the OrganThe Cambridge Companion to the Organ



For the organ , unlike the pianoforte , equal temperament tuning has been the
universal norm for barely a century , but ... In reality , gulfs existed between theory
and practice , and many musicians tuned , or expected instruments to be tuned ,
to ...

Author: NICHOLAS AUTOR THISTLETHWAITE

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521575842

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Page: 340

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An essential Companion to all aspects of the organ and its music.

The HarmoniconThe Harmonicon



The Beauties of this fine and Classical from the Opera of FAUST , arranged as
duets for the Piano- Composer's Piano - forte ... of Twelve of his most admired
Šonatas for the Piano - forte , with Accompaniments for the Violin and ViolonTHE
" HE TUNER'S ... T'he Amateurs and Professors of Music are respectfully
informed , that the celebrated Work , the THEORY and PRACTICE of
THOROUGH BASS ...

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Tuning and TemperamentTuning and Temperament



Have you ever heard of a contemporary piano tuner who carried a monochord
with him ? And yet the underlying theory must be correct or the result will be
unsatisfactory : Ellis could not have given his practical tuning rule with assurance
had he ... In a word Silbermann's way of tempering cannot exist with modern
practice .

Author: James Murray Barbour

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486434060

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Page: 228

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This classic chronicle of the longstanding challenges of tuning and temperament devotes a chapter to each principal theory, features a glossary and numerous tables, and requires only minimal background in music theory.

Principles of Vibration and SoundPrinciples of Vibration and Sound



Influence of irregular patterns in the inharmonicity of piano - tone partials upon
piano tuning practice . ... On the mechanical theory of the vibrations of bowed
strings and of musical instruments of the violin family , with experimental
verification ...

Author: Thomas Rossing

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387405569

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Page: 330

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An ideal text for advanced undergraduates, the book provides the foundations needed to understand the acoustics of rooms and musical instruments as well as the basics for scientists and engineers interested in noise and vibration. The new edition contains four new chapters devoted primarily to applications of acoustical principles in everyday life: Microphones and Other Transducers, Sound in Concert Halls and Studios, Sound and Noise Outdoors; and Underwater Sound.