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Easley Blackwood Jr.
Easley Blackwood (born April 21, 1933) is an American professor of music, a concert pianist, a composer of music, some using unusual tunings, and the author of books on music theory, including his research into the properties o...
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R. Murray Schafer
Raymond Murray Schafer, CC (born 18 July 1933) is a Canadian composer, writer, music educator and environmentalist perhaps best known for his World Soundscape Project, concern for acoustic ecology, and his book The Tuning of th...
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... Provides some basic information about piano tuning which is meant to help readers appreciate "both ... the incredible usefulness and the dangers inherent" in the use of electronic tuning aids. Includes ... a brief history of these tuning machines over the past 20 years. Discusses learning to set the ...
... Details of unison tuning in vertical pianos are examined, and the authors explain how they can be ... used to increase both stability and efficiency in tuning. ...
Pain-Free Tuning
Soundboard (2001) Vol. 28, No. 2-3, pp. 21-25
... Conventional tuning methods for the guitar are often difficult to use, causing many beginners to ... tuning strategies for both beginning and advanced guitarists are offered. Beginning players should ... use a combination of electronic tuning and string pitch matching, while advanced players should use ...
... about whether aural tuning or tuning using the assistance of an electronic tuning device (ETD) is ...
... A basic techniques of aural tuning that can be easily practiced with an electronic tuning device ... (ETD) while tuning any piano involves extending a temperament with major thirds, fourths, and fifths ...
... An editorial remarks on the debate between aural tuning or using an electronic tuning device (ETD ... ) when tuning a piano, ultimately suggesting that aural tuning is superior. He also comments on the ...
Glenn Branca
Glenn Branca (born October 6, 1948) is an American avant-garde composer and guitarist known for his use of volume, alternative guitar tunings, repetition, droning, and the harmonic series. Branca received a 2009 Foundation for ...
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... A tuning hammer has to allow a piano technician both to move and to feel the tuning pin. In ... addition, a tuning hammer needs to be comfortable, because it is used so often. In tuning, the standard ... an experiment is proposed to allow technicians to get a firsthand feel for the three directions in which a tuning hammer transmits force. ...
... In the third part of a series on unison, Ballard explains duplicating an active beat rate and interval tuning in piano tuning technique. ...
Giovanni Battista Viotti
Giovanni Battista Viotti (12 May 1755 – 3 March 1824) was an Italian violinist whose virtuosity was famed and whose work as a composer featured a prominent violin and an appealing lyrical tunefulness. He was also a director of ...
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... The main theme of this article is tuning refinement for reducing and eliminating errors when ... taking the Registered Piano Technician (RPT) tuning exam. ...
... Provides a study of the various aural and visual tuning techniques which are available, classifies ... information on machine tuning techniques from a specialist. Notes the main difference between the machine ... . Considers aural tuning with aural techniques, unison tuning, temperament tuning, and octave tuning. ...
... Watson offers recording engineers some tips on tuning vocals, saying to use tuning sparingly and to record a great vocal to begin with. ...
... Describes a procedure for optimized use of an electronic tuner when tuning a piano. The procedure ... combines aural and electronic tuning in a way that eliminates the need for considering both ...
... tuning pin maintenance and tuning techniques, and the third concerning tendonitis and other common harp-related hand injuries, are answered. ...
... DTS Advanced Drum Tuning System is announced. The system allows the tuning of the drumhead with ...
... Inharmonocity and tuning theory for pianos are highlighted. Concepts are presented for tuning ...