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O'Mahoney MABPT Dip CTB


Woking, Surrey GU21 5LB
England

Tuning in Homes, Schools, Theatres and Concerts Venues in Surrey

Grayshott Piano Services


Hindhead, Surrey GU26 6NF
England

Shaun has had more than 25 years piano tuning experience.

Len Shaw


Camberley, Surrey gu15 3ej
England

Jazz, Popular and Classical Music

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Henry Trezise


Farnham, Surrey GU9 9EE
England

As a Pianist and Singer, with a vast repertoire spanning more than five decades from the 50s to curr

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Dr. J.M. Ainscough


Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8NU
England

I give first-class professional tuition in piano, classical pipe organ, music theory, advanced composition plus choral conducting and choral rehearsal...

Marina Savova Boos - Surrey Piano Studio


Farnham, Surrey GU10 4SY
England

My primary goal is to teach students how to learn, enjoy, and appreciate music. I offer private piano tuition for children and adults at all levels. I...

Elizabeth Winters


Camberley, Surrey GU15 3NQ
England

Experienced and qualified piano teacher. All ages and abilities.

Lloyd and Keyworth Music

6/7 Downing Street
Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PE
England

Lloyd and Keyworth has been retailing in Farnham since 1951. We are leading suppliers of New and used upright and grand pianos

Encouraging and enthusiastic piano teacher for all ages and abilities


Godalming, Surrey
England

Over 10 years experience teaching all ages and abilities

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Travelling Piano Teacher in Guildford


Guildford, Surrey GU27JN
England

Experienced travelling piano teacher working within Guildford.

Chamberlain Music

Weyhill
Haslemere
Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1HN
England

Chamberlain Music was started in Haslemere, Surrey in
1990 and has since grown to be one of the largest
mail-order music suppliers in the UK,

Touchwood French Polishing


Leatherhead, Surrey KT20 5SQ
England

Surey based French polishers since 1976. Our speciality is the on-site repair and restoration of period joinery, interiors and pianos throughout ...

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Britannia Removals

10 Wells Place, Merstham
Redhill, Surrey
Redhill, Surrey RH1 3DR
England

Britannia is a member of the FIDI, the largest global alliance of independent quality international removal companies. Taking your Piano with you to a...

Bonners Piano Centre

46b Albert Road North
Reigate, Surrey RH2 9El
England

Over 70 pianos on display Our new showroom covers 4,500sq ft. and is home to over 70 pianos, ranging from compact upright pianos to full-size grands.

Mrs Elizabeth Wilcox

44 Firlands
Weybridge, Surrey KT130HR
England

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Sharon Barnea


Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0AQ
England

Mr. Sharon Barnea - Friendly and experienced concert pianist and teacher with some availability for pupils of all ages. Lessons take place in a ...

Vivace Pianos

29 - 31 High Street,
Caterham, Surrey CR3 5UE
England

We offer piano lessons from Mondays to Saturdays in our well-equipped studios. Our teachers are friendly & experienced & we believe there's no ...

Sheargold Pianos Ltd (Cobham)

162 Anyards Road
Cobham, Surrey KT11 2LH
England

We are one of the largest specialist piano dealers in the uk stocking top brands through to a range of entry level beginners pianos and digitals. ...

Sheargold Pianos Ltd Piano Hire

162 Anyards Road
Cobham, Surrey KT11 2LH
England

We offer a complete range of instruments from a smal pa system and digital stage pianos through to a 9' 0" concert grand,

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H.Lane & Son Pianos

326, Brighton Road
South Croydon, Surrey CR2 6AJ
England

Excellent selection of modern and second hand pianos. New uprights and grand pianos. Old established firm specialising in quality instruments such as ...

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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.