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I am looking for a good training course for piano tuning,
repair, regulating and voicing. So far, Randy Potter's
school looks pretty good. Any comments from those of you
who have been through the training mill? Thanks for your time..Joel
name :Joel Nelson

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I have been rebuilding pianos as a hobby off and on for about 14 years
and I am in need of a good piano supply house.
I am in terrible need of a full set of 'very good' bass strings
and need to contact a piano supply house for parts.
Can anyone lend a hand. I am needing especially a spruce shim
to do a sound board repair.
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name : Mark Williamson

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Does anyone there have advice on repinning a Broadwood Bodier grand with straight stringing, which uses the coarsley threaded tuning pins? Do I simply ream out the holes and then replace them with conventional pins, or hunt down the original spec. pins? Thank You. Michael A. Stumpf CPTT 1987 Perkins Institute for Piano Tuning and Technology.
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name : Michael A. Stumpf

I need to know the CPS for all of the notes on the Piano Keyboard. I know that the A above middle C is 440 CPS. What formula would I use to compute the rest (up and down the scale) of the notes, or is there a comprehensive list of these frequencies? Thank You!!!
name : Terry W. Bird

Terry, In brief there are twelve basic pitches and say starting with (A220, for example), and multiplying it by a constant number twelve times in a row the result is double the frequency of the starting pitch (or A440). The number is 1.0594631, the twelfth root of two. Starting with (A220) and multiplying it by 1.0594631 twelve times in a row give the frequencies for the twelve pitches near the middle of the keyboard, and ends up on A440. Given theses twelve pitches , it is a simple matter to find the frequencies of the remaining keys on the piano, by halving each basic pitch over and over to get the lower octaves, and by doubling them over and over to get the higher octaves. Hope this helps, mathematics of scale charts are available.
i am a young wood worker and am looking for plans to build my own grand piano. if at all possible i would like to receive these plans for no charge. if anybody knows where i can find plans for a grand piano please e-mail me at if there is nowhere that i can get free plans then also anyone who knows where i can get the best deal on them please e-mail me at the address shown above. thank you for your time and effort.
My father is the classically trained / keeper of jazz musician in the family. I am just a hack at the "box". I own a Kohler & Campbell Baby Grand. I lov too play for my amusement (love the dissonant vibrations). My problem is my increasing disability; I cannot operate the sustain or damper pedals due to this $%#^ MS I have been hosting since 1984. I cannot seem to set up those echoing chord structures anymore and it is depressing the hell out of me. The piano just sits idle. I try to change my height, my left foot's height, the piano height, etc, etc, etc. The piano is now becoming a source of frustration. I find myself avoiding my music, because it takes just too much energy to arrange my foot to a position of responsiveness.
Wesley C. Redd III   Has anyone encountered / solved a similar quandry? That is, would there be a technique or device which one could use to compensate for her / his almost (but not quite) inert left "sustain" foot (I feel like a character in an old "Twilight Zone").

Yours Truly,
Thelonius Monk, Vladimir Horowitz, Eubie Blake, Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck, Carol King, Chick Corea, Wes Redd. Sr., Joe Sample, Steveland Morris, etc . . . Hey, I can dream can't I - WCRIII