Thought you'd like to know that we are in the process of cleaning our strings on my piano and basically doing a mini restoration process. We know several technicians who've given us advice and lent us a book even. Do you know the book by Arthur A. Reblitz? It's aPiano Servicing Tuning and Rebuilding book. We were lent this book by someone in our church who has redone a grand, soundboard and all, for his wife. I almost thought I'd found a repair man for the soundboard of one of the pianos at school. Unfortunately, he refused as he is not doing much of that anymore.
Anyway, the strings are sounding much better so I think with a little deep cleaning and maybe some dusting of the sound board and in the hammers might help the action. Also, I was wondering what I might be hearing from the hammers in the top notes. I don't know if you can hear it in the recording so much, as I am mainly playing in the middle keys, but when I let up from the keys it sounds as if the hammers make a loud sort of rattling noise. Maybe that's just a loose hammer sound? One of the keys stick at the bottom. I really don't think I'm going to have to spend to much on repairs on it. I just owe my parents the rest of the money for it. I'm excited to hear what it sounds like when we're finished with it. It's going to get the amazing cleaning it's probably needed for years.
Also, I have a question about a keyboard for anyone who's interested in asking. I have a cpv-20 yamaha keyboard. This is the one that's missing some of the keys. Anyway, I had a generic midi cable that played fine with no glitches and then it broke. So, I purchased a new one and it's fine except that the pedals on the keyboard play notes. The left pedal plays G and the right pedal plays E.
I go to work tomorrow. I'm enjoying my piano teaching at the college. They are realizing how piano helps a lot with their theory work. If that's all they get out of it, I guess I've done my job, as they are just music minors.
And, that says something for the school I went to. If those kids at the school can understand me, then the school I went to must have done something good for me after all.