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Orpington, Kent
England

Paul Hopkins, Piano Tuner. With over 30 Years experience including: Working for Bluthner Pianos; Symphony Hall; National Indoor Arena plus tuning for ...

Michael Finucane


Canterbury, Kent CT2 0HH
England

I have been teaching piano and keyboard for twenty years, including a number of years as a partner of Intermezzo Music School, Canterbury.

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Colin Batt Removals

The Mill Business Park, Maidstone Road
Ashford
Ashford, Kent TN26 1AE
England

Colin Batt Removals have been conducting piano removals since 1978 and can guarantee that no other removal company will take more care of your pride ...

Mr Ian Carmalt MA, Pianist

7 Albion Place
Canterbury, Kent CT1 1LH
England

Based in Canterbury, available for concert performances, exams, auditions, rehearsals, dancing classes and exams.

Mr. Ian Carmalt

7 Albion Place
Canterbury, Kent CT1 1LH
England

Based in Canterbury, available for accompanying, piano tuition, and musical coaching for singers and instrumentalists. For more information see web ...

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David Manson Pianos Ltd

3 The Stables Lynx Park Business Centre
Colliers Green
Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2LR
England

We hire/rent sell and restore upright and grand pianos. Specialising in rental for beginners. We deal mainly in the secondhand market restoring older ...

All Sorts of Music, Kent - Friendly Affordable Piano Lessons

The Worth Centre, Jubilee Road
Worth
Deal, Kent CT140DS
England

Professional friendly piano lessons for all ages and abilities.

Folkestone Piano Teacher

16 St Mary's Drive
Etchinghill
Folkestone, Kent CT18 8NQ
England

I have been teaching students of all ages to play the Piano in the South-East Kent area since 1998 in both practical and theoretical disciplines.

Internet Pianos

122A Horsham La
Upchurch
Gillingham, Kent ME87XB
England

Main agents for Steinmayer, Weber and Gors & KallmannI have been involved with pianos since childhood. My passion for music and love of the pianoforte...

Warner Pianos

217 Boxley Rd
Maidstone, Kent ME14 2BH
England

Sales of new and nearly new pianos from the showroom and online. You are welcome to come and try the pianos we hold in stock at any time,

Mrs Sue Greenham

60 Upper Fant Road
Maidstone, Kent ME16 8DN
England

Lessons in piano, music theory and aural. Beginners to advanced.

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The Piano Shop Kent

The Estate Yard
Eridge
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9JR
England

The Piano Shop Kent is near Tunbridge Wells on the A26 and has a fantastic selection of pianos at all levels, both upright and grand, new and restored...

Hurstwood Farm Piano Studios

The Hurst Crouch
Borough Green
Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 8TA
England

We offer some of the lowest prices in Europe for some of the finest quality pianos available. We do this by combining a large turnover with highly ...

Dr Ruth Herbert


Tonbridge, Kent
England

Professional performer and accompanist. Excellent sight-reading and musicianship skills.
Highly qualified teacher/lecturer. Classical & Jazz. ...

Dr Ruth Herbert


Tonbridge, Kent
England

Professional performer and highly experienced accompanist. Public concerts, University undergrad/postgrad recitals. Classical, Jazz, Popular styles...

Ms Jenny Smith


Tonbridge, Kent
England

Classical / jazz piano, organ, keyboard, violin, viola and theory teaching in a friendly environment. All levels, from beginner to diploma; all ages ...

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Timothy Lowe ARCM, FISM

12a Upper Street
Rusthall
Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8NX
England

Teaching since 1974. Trained Yehudi Menuhin School, Royal College of Music and Paris(Vlado Perlemuter). Very experienced teacher all ages from young...

Thomas Edwards Polishing

Heavers House Ryarsh
West Malling, Kent ME19 5JU
England

French polisher established 1992. Working mainly in London and Kent, but also having travelled worldwide polishing. Veneer and case repair undertaken....

Nick Capocci

Top flat
9 Cedric Road
Westgate on Sea, Kent CT88NZ
England

Experienced professional pianist/keyboardist. Classical/ jazz

Piano Lessons for Beginners and Beyond...


Northwood Road
Whitstable, Kent CT52EX
England

Whether you’re starting from fresh or you’ve had lessons in the past and want to give it ‘one more try’, then it is very important to get the ...

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    England

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Did You Know Piano Facts

1400
By approximately 1400 the clavichord had about ten strings and inearlier examples two notes or more were produced from that string or pair of strings by making two or more tangents contact thesame string or pair of strings at different points. This typeis termed fretted, or in German Gebunden. A later type, in whicheach note has its own string, or strings, is called a "Bundfrei"clavichord. The clavichord is the simplest and usually the smallestof string keyboard instruments. It is rather like an oblong boxwith the keyboard running nearly the length of one long side andwith the horizontally placed strings almost parallel to that side.The small wrest pins and bridge are at the right-hand side andthe strings are permanently damped at their left-hand ends by astrip of felt or cloth. The strings are struck from below by smallpieces of metal shaped like a screwdriver blade, which are fixed tothe backs of the key frame as tangents.

Since about 1450 keyboards have virtually remained the same,except for a little variation in the colour of the keys, as the older ones had the reverse of the present-day key colouring. The organ was the first keyboard instrument and the weight of the keys has varied greatly since the earliest examples, whose keys were so heavy that the players were called "Organ Beaters." Around the thirteenth or fourteenth century, keyboards were laid out according to the natural modes which were the basis of the musical system. The interval of the augmented fourth, B toF, was considered discordant, so B was lowered by adding anextra short key, which procedure then led to five accidentals, B flat being followed by F sharp, E flat, C sharp, and G sharp.

Today's arrangement was found as long ago as 1361, as demonstrated by paintings of the time. The first member of the harpsichord family was the virginal or virginals. The strings on this instrument are plucked by plectra and the shape is similar to that of the clavichord. The spinet followed the clavichord and then came the more elaborate harpsichord.

Tuning often followed the meantone system where major thirdswere tuned precisely and other intervals tempered. This created somevery wild intervals and the howling sound resulted in them beingcalled "wolves" or the "wolf interval." If a series of fifths is tunedfrom the bottom A upwards, when the top A is reached it will be a quarter of a semitone sharp if all are tuned in pure intervals, and this is called the Pythagorean comma. The spinet could have received its name from a possible Italianinventor, Giovanni Spinette, or from the connection with spinethorns, which were used for plucking the strings.