Mr Barrie Heaton Dip. AEWVH, FABPT, FIMIT, CGLI (hon.), MMPTA (usa), MUEPB,. Events

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  • Monthly Piano Meetup at Clitheroe library

    23-06-2017 09:19PM

    Practice performing on a Bechstein grand. All abilities, musical styles welcome.
    No pressure to play, come along and listen if you prefer
    Contact Liz/Janet:
    3rd Saturday of each month from 13:00-15:30

  • The Broadwood Barless Piano Talk

    03-02-2018 01:10PM

    100 years of Broadwoods Barless Grand a Talk by Alastair Lawrence MD of Broadwood pianos

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Did You Know Piano Facts

Around the middle of the twelfth century we find the keyed monochord, which was developed further, several strings being added, until eventually we recognize the clavichord. A tangent was fitted to the back of each key, which when raised contacted the single string, and facilitated simultaneous notes. The tangent acted as a bridge determining the speaking length of the string. A mute was fitted to the non-speaking length, so when the key was released the note stopped singing.