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The Craft of Piano Tuning ❰Download❯ ✤ The Craft of Piano Tuning Author Daniel Levitan – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk A complete guide to the craft of piano tuning, covering both its aural and manual aspects At the heart of each of the book s two parts, The Tuner s Ear and The Tuner s Hand, is an essay explaining in A complete guide to the craft of Piano PDF/EPUB å of piano tuning, covering both its aural and manual aspects At the heart of each of the book s The Craft Epub / two parts, The Tuner s Ear and The Tuner s Hand, is an essay explaining in detail the standard practices of piano tuning in terms of Craft of Piano PDF Ç their underlying acoustics and mechanics Supplemental readings expand on the essays and provide a wealth of practical information and tips.


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  1. Mario Igrec Mario Igrec says:

    Until the publication of Rick Baldassin s ground breaking book On Pitch The Integration and Equation of Aural and Electronic Tuning Techniques in 2007 preceded by a series of articles in the Piano Technicians Journal , piano tuners were talking about beat rates and express ing stretch as if intervals had a single beat rate or deviation Rick Baldassin showed that intervals in the tenor and bass, which can havethan 30 prominent partials, interact on multiple partial levels Instead of tun Until the publication of Rick Baldassin s ground breaking book On Pitch The Integration and Equation of Aural and Electronic Tuning Techniques in 2007 preceded by a series of articles in the Piano Technicians Journal , piano tuners were talking about beat rates and express ing stretch as if intervals had a single beat rate or deviation Rick Baldassin showed that intervals in the tenor and bass, which can havethan 30 prominent partials, interact on multiple partial levels Instead of tuning an octave by listening to the beats between the second partial of the lower note and the first partial of the upper note, or on a 2 1 level, in the bass we hear beats simulta neously on the 4 2, 6 3, 8 4, 10 5 and higher levels In fact, the lowest partials are inaudible in most pianos, and the most prominent partial pairs may be as high as 14 7 While Baldassin pro vided extremely valuable test intervals, beat rates, and cent widths for various levels in different intervals, many questions remained unanswered Enter Daniel Levitan with his 2010 book, The Craft of Piano Tuning, in which he presents a thorough and methodical discussion about beats, coincident partials, inharmonicity, and the rea sons why different piano models require different compromises in different sections Multiple charts that illustrate tuning intervals on different levels of coincident partials make it immediately obvious why there is no single best tuning, and why tunings with different rates of interval stretch can be equally valid Levitan proceeds to analyze the effect of inharmonicity on the overall stretch, and defines a new concept of interval inharmonicity Whereas intervals from the tenor up typically have positive inharmonicity, those that span the tenor bass break itself can have negative inharmonicity, requiring difficult compromises Levitan even demonstrates how unequal distribution of stretch can affect different parts of the temperament octave, and what to do about that.The above would be enough to establish The Craft of Piano Tuning as a reference for years to come, but the author also provides a thorough investigation of the behaviors of tuning pin and string, and suggests tuning techniques that offer best tuning stability There is practical advice on the proper slanting of wedge mutes, which strings to tune first, how to tune using two strip mutes, and how to reduce physical stress and protect one s hearing Levitan s perspective is not just one of a master tuner and technician he is the designer of a unique C shaped tuning hammer, which, unlike traditional L shaped hammers, allows the tuner to apply a pure turning force to the tuning pin, thus eliminating unwanted tilting of the tuning pin This revolutionary hammer, avail able in the US through Pianotek, also provides improved ergonomics for tuners with wrist and shoulder problems The Craft of Piano Tuning deals with concepts that can be difficult to grasp, but is written in a direct and highly accessible style Beautifully laid out, printed on high quality paper, and bound to last, this book should be in the library of every piano tuner serious about his or her craft


  2. David Boyce David Boyce says:

    I was fortunate enough to attend a Study Day with Dan Levitan last October at Steinway Hall in London sponsored by Steinway and the Pianoforte Tuners Association and found it very interesting His book is very well produced, written in prose as elegant as the thinking behind it and with beautifully clear technical illustrations This work, along with Dr Capleton s tuning book, represents a new and developing way of thinking about and describing the whole subject The movement is away from ol I was fortunate enough to attend a Study Day with Dan Levitan last October at Steinway Hall in London sponsored by Steinway and the Pianoforte Tuners Association and found it very interesting His book is very well produced, written in prose as elegant as the thinking behind it and with beautifully clear technical illustrations This work, along with Dr Capleton s tuning book, represents a new and developing way of thinking about and describing the whole subject The movement is away from older ideas about mathematical models of harmonics from which pianos are imperfect deviations or compromises, and towards an approach that says, These are pianos, this is how they behave, now let s think about the practicalities of the physics behind it To me this seems a desirable development I can t do better than quote a short extract from the review of this book by Ben Gac in the August 2011 issue of The Piano Technicians Journal The Craft Of Piano Tuning is an excellent, full bodied exploration of the many elements of piano tuning Beginners and veterans alike will find much useful and intriguing material in these pages Those who are already familiar with Dan Levitan s approach to our craft will find rewarding reinforcements of his eminent tuning technique The unique and interesting information to be found throughout the book makes it a treasure trove for any piano technician


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