A duplex scale is a length of the string, other than the speaking length, that is intended to vibrate sympathetically. That’s my definition, how they define it at the Oscar Walcker School is not known to me. There is often a rear duplex, but there can also be a front duplex, making it a triplex? The […]
This should help you understand the concept and reality of aftertouch.
I realize there are opportunities for jokes here, but this article from the University College of London about piano tuning is quite interesting. The process of training ones ear to hear “partials” or the harmonics of a vibrating string is quite difficult and takes a long time. But the process can be rewarding, in a […]
I actually forgot where I came across this wonderful piece of international marketing. I’ve been carrying it around in its own ph balanced box for years. There are a number of things that make this piece unique and powerful. First is the format. It’s rather large, multipage printed on a wonderful, thick paper. But the […]
I came across this chart recently, while going through some old files. I created it to show the relationship between Bosendorfer and the various luminaries that passed through Vienna.
I was invited to an event sponsered by the “new” Fazioli dealer in NYC. I put “new” in quotes because while the dealership stays the same, Klavierhaus, much has changed. This includs the new involvement by Michael and Marina Harrison formerly of Faust Harrison and Allegro Pianos, and a new location caused by the move […]