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My Baldwin grand piano gets its first diagnostic, tune-up, and regulation

It sounds like I'm talking about a used car. For Mark Schecter, Registered piano technician it might as well be. He emphasizes that the piano has thousands of parts that must work harmoniously to make playing a smooth and pleasurable journey over the 88s. In the case of my blind date Baldwin, "the old car… Continue reading My Baldwin grand piano gets its first diagnostic, tune-up, and regulation

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Piano Maintenance Teaser: Graying ivories and a squeaky note

This is a video preview of what will follow later today when several uploads related to my Baldwin piano's weekend "regulation" are lined up on You Tube. As a start, one of the problems plaguing my recently acquired Hamilton grand 1929, a.k.a "blind date piano," was a grayish discoloration on every ivory key. In my… Continue reading Piano Maintenance Teaser: Graying ivories and a squeaky note

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Coming Attractions: A music packed weekend and even more to come

Today, in the company of two adult students, I'll be heading over to Zellerbach in Berkeley, California to hear Murray Perahia's piano recital. Last year at about this time, he was curbed by injury, but apparently he's now in peak condition and ready to go. If his recent Berlin concert is an indication of what's… Continue reading Coming Attractions: A music packed weekend and even more to come

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day: I meet my Blind Date Grand Piano in El Cerrito! (6 part video) and Coda

After a scenic Amtrak ride home from my Bay area teaching location, I won't dare divulge the final chapter of a suspense-filled adventure that culminated in my meeting a blind date grand piano up close and personal. I'll let the video in 6 parts plus CODA, tell the story. The backdrop surrounding my phone interview… Continue reading Just in time for Valentine’s Day: I meet my Blind Date Grand Piano in El Cerrito! (6 part video) and Coda