Zorba's "Secret" Piano Page
Hot Music on a Cool Evening
painting by Lana.
The Piano and the Belly Dancer.
The Hobart M. Cable Factory from a period postcard.
Hobart M. Cable Model "H" Specifications:
Parameter Number Note Range Compass 88 A1-C88 MonoChords 10 A1-F#10 BiChords 18 G11-C28 TriChords 60 C#29-C88 Damped Notes 69 A1-D69 Speaking Length
A (very) few piano resources:
Grand Obsession - A wonderful, recently released book about the author's piano journey.
Steve's Piano Service - This is the site that helped me learn what the insides of a piano do, and how to take apart and fix things. He also sells just about any kind of piano part you can name. Highly recommended! Be aware: you will get a fair dose of Christianity with your piano education.
Vanda King - Carries a few things Steve's does not. $30 minimum order.
Ravenscroft Pianos - I wouldn't mind having one of these...
Overs Pianos - Or maybe even one of these...
Atlantic Music Center - And I'd like to buy it from these folks...
Beethoven Pianos - Or these guys!
Musical Fossils - Learning the piano as an adult needn't be the exercise in frustration it often is!
Piano Solutions - Piano store in Indiana that sells new and used instruments. Can't vouch for them either way, but I keep hearing good things about them.
Fenton Murray's Piano Service - Mentor of my own (California) tuner and a very knowledgeable guy!
Find a FREE piano in your area! - Cool idea - but remember Caveat Emptor and bring along a good technician before you haul one home!
William Steinway's Diary - A fascinating read, its all online!
Note by Note - Excellent video documentary of the construction of a Steinway grand. Now available on DVD!