What is Piano Acoustics?
There’s an impressive bulk of knowledge about piano mechanics, piano assembling, piano alignment, piano adjustment, piano tuning and piano technique. Almost all manufacturers’ websites are full of very interesting infos about “how it’s made”: the case, the strung back, the keyboard, the action, the damper, the pedals, the bridges, the ribs, the soundboard, the pinblock, the strings, the hammer, the felt…..All these things are absolutely necessary for anyone who’s in search of real knowledge…but we are talking about single components and we know that “the Whole is greater than the Sum of its parts”. Well, Piano Acoustics is the glue that holds together all those parts, giving us an overall view of “what happens when I play”.
Piano Acoustics is the Privileged Observation Point.
An Overview – The Piano Structure
Vibration Theory and Propagation
Modelling and Measurements
Tuning & Intonation
Finger & Key Coupling
How It Really Works
Timbre & Acoustic Power