Aural Tuning Strategy: Sanderson/Brown

A good tuning enhances whatever else you can do for a piano. A really good tuning can launch the player to a higher place… I started out learning the Braid White F temperament, struggling around the circle of fifths with tests and practiced beat-speeds, hoping to arrive in the right place. This process, as anyone familiar with the method knows, ...
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Grand Regulation: Letoff, Segue, and Drop - Part 1

Grand Regulation: Letoff, Segue, and Drop - Part 1

Music History quiz: What is the single most notable feature in a modern grand action? If we answer “double escapement”, then as piano historians we can high five. But as piano technicians we may be quietly confused. In our training, did we learn how to analyze, trouble-shoot, or regulate double escapement? Well we did, if by double escapement we...
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