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 variety of ways.
Click here for a great Slate article, make sure you read to the end. For those of you in a hurry, … (more...)