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Francis King


Bangor, County Down
Northern Ireland

Pianist and Keyboardist with the Ulster Orchestra for many years, I teach in the City of Belfast School of Music, the Ulster College of Music

Drummond Reid

3a Red Brae Drumalig Road,
Temple
Antrim, County Antrim Bt27 6UD
Northern Ireland

Specialising in top quality mint condition used Yamaha and Kawai uprights. Over 60 pianos always in stock. Great deals on all new pianos. Pianos for ...

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A.A Music

15 Leckey Road,
Ballinderry Upper
Lisburn, County Antrim BT28 2QA
Northern Ireland

A.A Music are a leading supplier of new/used pianos, digital Pianos, Keyboards and church Organs.

"Simply Choice, Simply Value, Simply Music, A.A ...

French Polishing NI


Lisburn, County Antrim bt27 6ud
Northern Ireland

Drummond Reid formed in 1960 by Mr Brian Drummond, specialise in complete repolishing of pianos.All finishes are possible ( apart from polyester)from ...

Carsons of Duneane Ltd

131 Moneynick Road
Randalstown, County Antrim BT41 3HU
Northern Ireland

We Keep a wide range of upright and grand pianos including Bechstein, Steinway, Knight,Yamaha, Knight, Waldstein

Dawsons Music Ltd (Bangor )

12 Balloo Avenue
Bangor, County Down BT19 7QT
Northern Ireland

Dawsons caters for all musical styles and for all ages from young children to teenagers and adults, irrespective of ability.

Benny Crawford & Son Ltd


Donaghadee, County Down BT21 0NL
Northern Ireland

We have a high quality range of New andAs-New Upright, Grand & beginner pianos to suit the beginner to the professional pianist.

Benny Crawford & Son Piano Removals


Donaghadee, County Down BT21 0NL
Northern Ireland

Piano Removals Northern Ireland We at Benny Crawford & Son can undertake any kind of piano move from the Upright, Baby Grand or Concert Grand. Again...

Benny Crawford Piano Hire


Dundonald, County Down BT21 0NL
Northern Ireland

If you are planning a concert then look no further than us, we can provide you with a stunning Yamaha G5 6.5′ Grand or Yamaha 5.6′ G1 Baby Grand ...

GTM Relocations

Unit 32
City Business Park
Dunmurry, County Antrim BT17 9HY
Northern Ireland

GTM relocations are specialist piano movers with a wealth of experience. we are fully insured and have moved pianos for establishments such as the ...

Delivery Services

16 Genoa St
Belfast
Belfast, County Antrim BT12 5BG
Northern Ireland

Delivery Services is a Belfast Based company that specialise in piano hire and relocation throughout Ireland and beyond. Our freindly team are always ...

Matchetts Music

Bedford House Bedford Street
Belfast, County Antrim BT1 6GE
Northern Ireland

Exclusive Yamaha and Roland dealer for Belfast. We stock a full range of digital,Acoustic upright and grand pianos

DAWSONS MUSIC BELFAST

121-125 Royal Avenue
Belfast, County Antrim BT1 1FF
Northern Ireland

The Belfast music scene has been quietly turning out hugely influential musical acts at an enviable rate since, well… forever.

Piano Lessons Belfast


Belfast, County Antrim
Northern Ireland

Hello! My name is Simon and I am a professional piano teacher based in Belfast, Northern Ireland providing piano lessons to students of all ages and ...

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Henderson Music Ltd

11 Bishop Street
Londonderry, County Londonderry BT48 6PL
Northern Ireland

Henderson Music are Ireland's leading supplier of new and used Pianos, Church Organs, Keyboards, Guitars, Drums and Percussion Equipment, Band and ...

Limavady Pianos

The Old Dairy
21 Dowland Road
Limavady, County Derry / Londonderry BT49 OHP
Northern Ireland

Limavady pianos service repair and restore pianos in northern ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

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Did You Know Piano Facts

Concert Pitch
What is Standard Pitch or Concert Pitch and why do we need it? Standard Pitch is a universal frequency or note that all instruments are set to. Todayís standard pitch is A440 or C523.3 and this concert pitch enables musicians to play instruments together in harmony. A form of standard pitch has been around ever since two individuals wished to play two instruments together or sing to an instrument. A tuning fork is normally used to set the pitch. However, in the past, pitch pipes have been used, and today electronic tuning forks are also used, but the most common is the tuning fork. The tuning fork was invented by John Shore in 1711 and it had a pitch of A423.5. He was the sergeant trumpeter to the Court and also lutenist in the Chapel Royal.
Of course, once you have your "A" or "C" set to a pitch, the rest of the instrument will have to be tuned. A scale is set in the middle and this scale also determines the pitch of all the twelve notes in the octave. The most common system used to day is known as equal temperament. This sets the pitches of the twelve notes so that the player can play the instrument in all keys by dividing the roughness equally among the twelve notes. The roughness is called the "wolf." This term may have come about because if the "wolf" is not set right the instrument will be howling out of tune.
Like standard pitch A440, equal temperament is not the only tuning scale that has been used. Ptolemy started using just intonation in 136 AD. Meantone tuning was perfected by Salinas in 1577 AD. Equal temperament was proposed by Aristoxenus, a pupil of Aristotle, and had been in use in China for some centuries before. It would seem that equal temperament was used in North Germany as early as 1690. In 1842 the organ of St. Nicholas, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, was tuned to equal temperament, and this is believed to be the first organ to be tuned in this way in England for a concert. Willis the organ builder did not use equal temperament until 1854. However, in 1846 Walter Broadwood directed Mr. Hipkins the head piano tuner at the company to instruct their tuners in the use of equal temperament. Mr. Hipkins used two tuning forks, one for meantone at A433.5 and one for equal temperament at A436. Meantone was the most common scale used at that time. See Ed Foote for more information on the use of meantone on today's pianos.
Musicians are not the only people to work with pitch. In 583 BC, a Greek philosopher called Pythagorus was making use of the monochord. This device is simply a soundbox with a single string stretched over a movable bridge, the position of which can be determined by a scale marked on the soundbox. This was more of a scientific instrument than a musical one. Before this time, the Egyptians and Greeks made use of the monochord. For 5000 years, it was used to make intricate mathematical calculations. The ratio of intervals and many other facts that make up the fundamentals of acoustic science were discovered using the monochord. Pythagorus used a pitch of 256Hz on his monochord. The study of mathematics was known as philosophy in the time of Plato.