The Book of Complete Information about Pianos

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Wing & Son, 1897 - Piano
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Page 72 - to imitate perfectly the tones of the mandolin, guitar, harp, zither, and banjo. Music written for these different instruments, with and without piano accompaniment, can be rendered just as acceptably by a single player on the piano as though played by a parlor orchestra.
Page 8 - I have ever seen. His strings are perpendicular, and he contrives within that height to give his strings the same length as in the grand fortepiano.
Page 8 - young man in Philadelphia has invented one of the prettiest improvements in the fortepiano I have ever
Page 48 - acts instantaneously and recovers promptly, ready for the repeat, so that after a note is played, the same note may be sounded again immediately without taking the finger from the key.
Page 122 - will usually magnify a slight trouble in order to justify a high price. It is best never to engage an unknown tuner, or if one is engaged, be careful to examine his references, and be satisfied that he is reliable and experienced.
Page 72 - with and without piano accompaniment, can be rendered just as acceptably by a single player on the piano as though played by a parlor orchestra.
Page 94 - piano is guaranteed for twelve (12) years against any defect in tone, action, workmanship, or material.
Page 88 - guaranteed for twelve (12) years against any defect in tone, action, workmanship, or material.
Page 122 - Any hard substance, no matter how small, when dropped inside of a piano, will cause a rattle or jarring noise.
Page 7 - A favorite song accompanied by Mr. Dibdin on a new instrument called Pianoforte.

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