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July 10, 2018 at 1:19am

Piano Trivia Time #3 - [Click images to browse]: Which of the following four music instrument spare parts belong inside a piano?

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Gavin Koh

The answer to this is picture number 3 of 4. It is called an agraffe and this particular one can be found in a Steinway grand.

July 18, 2018 at 8:07am
Gavin Koh

The primary purpose of an agraffe is to hold down the strings near where the hammers strike up. They keep the strings from being lifted up by the hammer blow and pulling them out of tune. At the... See More

The primary purpose of an agraffe is to hold down the strings near where the hammers strike up. They keep the strings from being lifted up by the hammer blow and pulling them out of tune. At the top of the piano's range, the agraffe and the plate it screws into would get in the way of the hammer, hence other alternatives are employed..

Using agraffes is generally more expensive and it is generally considered "better" than not using them. It is however, but one small factor in the design and build quality of a piano.

Agraffes are also not necessary on uprights, although some do have them.

July 17, 2018 at 7:22pm
Gavin Koh

For completeness sake: Picture 1 of 4 is a point screw for a Yamaha flute. Picture 2 of 4 is a violin Bridge. Picture 3 of 4 is a grand piano Steinway agraffe 7/32". Picture 4 of 4 is an Octave... See More

For completeness sake: Picture 1 of 4 is a point screw for a Yamaha flute. Picture 2 of 4 is a violin Bridge. Picture 3 of 4 is a grand piano Steinway agraffe 7/32". Picture 4 of 4 is an Octave Rocker Key for Selmer saxophones.

Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 10:41
July 16, 2018 at 2:57pm

Pianovers Meetup #86 - Recital Registration

[Event details]
22 Jul 2018
5pm to 9pm
The URA Centre

[Programmes]
1700 - 1715, gather at the 2 pianos
1715 - 1830, dinner at Maxwell Food Centre
1830 - 2000, registered players play for us
2000 - 2100, open playing, and socialising

[Registration]
If you'd like to play for us a piece, register your interest by posting a comment to this, with the following:
1. The title of... See More

Pianovers Meetup #86 - Recital Registration

[Event details]
22 Jul 2018
5pm to 9pm
The URA Centre

[Programmes]
1700 - 1715, gather at the 2 pianos
1715 - 1830, dinner at Maxwell Food Centre
1830 - 2000, registered players play for us
2000 - 2100, open playing, and socialising

[Registration]
If you'd like to play for us a piece, register your interest by posting a comment to this, with the following:
1. The title of the piece you want to play
2. The composer of the piece
3. The estimated playing time (e.g. 2m 20s)

[Additional Notes]
1. Registered players will play first, followed by non-registered players.
2. Each registered player has a maximum playing time of ~5min, not limited by the number of pieces.
3. For each Pianover Meetup, the list of registered players will be posted on our website. Thus, you can build a performing profile over time.

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Sng Yong Meng

On behalf of a tourist:
Title: tbc
Performer: Mehmet YILDIRIM's son

July 17, 2018 at 1:11pm
Gwen

2 short songs for Gwen total around 1.5mins
Pls allocate her to play in the beginning thanks 😊

July 17, 2018 at 4:50pm
Jess Kong

Alastair Soh: Allegro Assai, Muzio Clementi, 3m 30s
Jaiden Soh: Circus Theme, Fishel Pustilnik, 1m 20s

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 - 23:59
Rowen Wong

Lyphard Melody - Paul de Senneville and Oliver Toussaint - 2m 30s

Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 00:04

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