W.A. composer, pianist,
teacher, article writer
As at 24 November 2014
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How to find or make bits and pieces to help your pianistic
Homemade or DIY devices to adjust the correct sitting
height, keep your piano in tune, and hold the sheet music
up etc. Click on these links for lots of photos and advice.
chair boxes (to adjust your sitting height)
to sit correctly at the piano
chairs and benches
hydration (water) beakers to maintain pitch (but
note this contrary advice from the piano tuner's association: www.aptta.org.au/faqs.aspx)
music stands / sheet music holders: rigid and
about solving a tuning problem in an old piano
of various pianos, inside and out (pianos referred to in the
information about pianos, including:
Some sound advice from another site (www.pianoshowroom.com.au/content/japanese_used.html):
to find a piano tuner / technician
- Online information & advice
- Do-it-yourself care & maintenance
- Finding the age & value of your piano
- More resources
"A GOOD used piano is FOUR times better than a
Cheap New Piano. It Sounds better, It Plays better, It Tunes better, It
Holds its value better.
"There is only one rule in buying a piano. Buy quality.
It does not matter if it is new or used. In fact a good used piano
could last for decades and save you thousands of dollars. A cheap new
piano will never hold its value and may struggle to hold its tune."
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