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About the author:
Jamie Musselwhite grew up among the sound of
pianos and piano tuning. His father Caleb Henry (Cal) Musselwhite, and his Grandfather Fredrick William were both Piano Technicians, and today Jamie and his brother John carry on the family tradition. For more than a third of a century Jamie has tuned, repaired and rebuilt pianos professionally, but his love of pianos stems from being a young boy literally learning at the knee of his father.

The Art of Compromise

Aural Piano Tuning

Authored by James Musselwhite

This book is an introduction to the art of Piano Tuning, a handy and interesting skill to have. You can use this skill to make pocket money, or a full-time income. However, to be a bad piano tuner is a sacrilege. As professionals we strive to not only be good at what we do, but educate the public as well. To tune a piano poorly in order to make "a quick buck" is not only cheating the customer out of their money, but also robbing them of the experience of having a properly tuned instrument. This can cause students to lose interest, owners to lose trust, and fellow tuners to lose respect. To be a Professional Piano Tuner, you must strive to be as skilled, honest, and informative as possible.

Included in this volume is an overview of how music itself works - a guide to going about learning enough about music so that it can add to the skill set needed to be a good piano tuner!

Among the topics covered in this book are:
The Mechanics of Tuning
Hammer Technique
The Temperment
The Keyboard Intervals
Temperment Patterns
The Harmonic Sequence
The Stretch
Octave Tuning
Unison Tuning
Pitch Raising and Lowering
Keyboard Technique
Learning Music as a Second Language
Keyboard Training Exercises
Ear Training
What is Perfect Pitch?

Publication Date:
146815074X / 9781468150742
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Music / Musical Instruments / Piano

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