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AMH Piano Services London
London’s Local Piano Service Company offering a full range of Piano Services to North , South , East & West London 



In recent years, the ABPT has improved its benefits to its members. Mainly due to its website at where we generate income and free advertising to members. 

Our insurance covers:

  1. Public liability for 5 million
  2. Eployee liability. 10 million for one Eployee 
  3. If you damage a customers piano while working on it in their home, there is cover up £25,000, the first £250 of which to be paid by member.
  4. Professional indemnity insurance 100,000 - 1,000 excess.
  1. On our website, members can list areas, in which they work and give contact details. If they deal in used pianos they can advertise on this site or related sales, providing they do not conflict with the ABPT's shopping cart.
  2. The annual subscription for a full member is presently £120.00; this fee is substantially lower than many other organisations.
  3. Insurance is essential in this day and age, particularly when entering public buildings, schools, halls etc. 
  4. We can arrange for personal insurance to cover loss of earnings while ill. Members can also apply for a single payment of £500, from the Association if they are unable to work because of an injurycaused by accident or some other disabling illness. Payments will be at the discretion of the Management Committee.
  5. Through the Association, new members can be checked by the Criminal Records Bureau to clear them to work in situations where there are vulnerable people such as in schools,homes for the elderly etc, a certificate wil last for 3 years.
  6. To give a professional image, we offer shirts and ties with our logo on at cost price.
  7. We subsidise training sessions, often at our Annual General Meeting, and endeavour to expand this training in local areas.
  8. Subsidised high-impact display advert in Yellow Pages for members 
  9. We advertise in piano-related journals.
  10. We have a free leaflet for members "Buying and Caring for Pianos" also, "Health & Safety with pianos in schools."
  11. We are now members of Euro Piano, this is a European organisation, which represents piano tuners, and strives to keep the very best of standards throughout Europe. All members also become members Euro Piano
  12. To keep in touch with all members an audio newsletter is produced approx 4 times a year. Plus the PTQ, both publications are free to members. We also have an email discussion forum only accessible to members. 
  13. We register and host domains for members for £5.00 a year. This includes FTP, email send and receive ether POP3 or forwarding 

With our resources, we will be striving to improve the business of members for the future, so why not join us and, for the equivalent of a pound a week at present, realise these benefits.

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Did You Know Piano Facts

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.