Theory and Practice of Piano Construction
With a Detailed, Practical Method for Tuning
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Theory and Practice of Piano Construction With a Detailed, Practical Method for Tuning

By William B White
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Table of Contents
  • Theory and Practice of PIANO CONSTRUCTION
  • CONTENTS.
  • SOME REMARKS BY THE PUBLISHER.
  • CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS.
  • CHAPTER II. THE EVOLUTION OF THE PIANOFORTE.
  • CHAPTER III. DESCRIPTION OF THE MODERN PIANOFORTE.
  • CHAPTER IV. ACOUSTICAL LAWS OF SOUNDING STRINGS.
  • CHAPTER V. THE MUSICAL SCALE AND MUSICAL INTONATION.
  • CHAPTER VI. THE EQUAL TEMPERAMENT.
  • CHAPTER VII. PIANOFORTE STRINGS AND THEIR PROPER DIMENSIONS.
  • CHAPTER VIII. RESONANCE AND THE RESONANCE-APPARATUS OF THE PIANOFORTE.
  • CHAPTER IX. THE CASE AND FRAMING OF THE PIANOFORTE.
  • CHAPTER X. THE IRON FRAME OF THE PIANOFORTE.
  • CHAPTER XI. THE MECHANISM OF PERCUSSION.
  • CHAPTER XII. THE TOUCH MECHANISM.
  • CHAPTER XIII. REGULATION OF PIANOFORTE TOUCH MECHANISM.
  • CHAPTER XIV. TUNING AND TONE REGULATION OF THE PIANOFORTE.
  • CHAPTER XV. THE DRAUGHTING OF THE PIANOFORTE SCALE.
  • CHAPTER XVI. CONCLUSION.
  • APPENDIX A. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PLAYER-PIANO.
  • APPENDIX B. THE SMALL GRAND.
    • UNUSUAL METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION.
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