3D22.40 - Piano

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Stringed Instruments
Area of Study:
Electric Piano, Piano Key Movement/Action Demonstration.

The action for a piano is shown.

  • Michael Sobel, "Teaching Resonance and Harmonics with Guitar and Piano", TPT, Vol. 52, # 2, Feb. 2014, p. 80.
  • F. L. Curzon, "Classroom Simulation of the Coupled Motion of Piano Strings", AJP, Vol. 52, #2, Feb. 1984, p. 137.
  • L. M. G. Poole, "Further Thoughts on Piano Tuning", AJP, Vol. 47, #6, June 1979, p. 564.
  • James Boyk, "Tuning The Ill-Tempered Clavier", AJP, Vol. 47, #5, May 1979, p. 475. 
  • Alan D. Bernstein, "Tuning the Ill-Tempered Clavier, AJP, Vol. 46, #8, Aug. 1978, p. 792.
  • Robert E. Kelly, "Temperature Effects on the Musical Pitch of a Stretched String", AJP, Vol. 43, #11, Nov. 1975, p. 996.

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