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HUMIDITY AND YOUR PIANO

Your piano is made from organic materials, such as wood and leather, and will respond poorly to extremes of humidity.

High humidity drenches the organic wood and leather parts with moisture, aging them and making them break down much more quickly.

In addition, high humidity will affect the tuning, making more frequent, expensive tunings necessary.

Low humidity, particularly that from high heat, especially wood heat, will dry out wood and make it crack.

On a piano, there are two main areas that will be damaged. The sound board, the flat wood surface just below the strings, will warp and separate from the frame, causing strange sounds and buzzing. The entire resonance of the piano can be lost from this.

Also, the pin block, the wooden block that holds the tuning pins, assuring proper tuning, can crack, making it impossible to keep even the finest instrument in tune.

Many of the small parts damaged by extremes of humidity can be easily replaced, but replacing the sound board and pin block is the equivalent of a heart-lung transplant, and should be avoided at all costs.

There are devices to help you:

Get a humidity meter and keep the humidity around 30 to 40%.

There are also add-on devices that use a tank of water to keep a piano in good shape in a dry, low-humidity environment. They are very inexpensive and work well.

If your humidity is too high, the only solution is a dehumidifier.

A piano is designed to last perhaps fifty years, and then must be rebuilt, or junked. Rebuilding a fine grand piano can cost $15,000 to $25,000.

Create a nurturing environment for you piano and you'll be well repaid with an instrument that does not deteriorate as rapidly.

By John Aschenbrenner Copyright 2008 Walden Pond Press All Rights Reserved

PIANO IS EASY includes a 107 page song book with 44 songs. It is identical to the print version.

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See also: PRESCHOOL PIANO PACKAGE: A selection of books for the youngest kids

See also: CHILDREN'S MULTI BOOK PACKAGE: Includes books for older AND younger children

See also: ADULT PIANO PACKAGE: A selection of books for adult beginners

REFERENCES

See also WHY PIANO NUMBER STICKERS WORK FOR CHILDREN

See also DON'T CALL IT PRACTICE, CALL IT PLAY

See also SETTING UP A CHILD'S PIANO PRACTICE REGIME

See also WHY THE PIANO IS THE BEST CHILD'S MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

See also FINDING A CHILD'S PIANO COMFORT ZONE

See also DISGUISING REPETITION IN KID'S PIANO LESSONS

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PIANO IS EASY BOOK PACKAGE INCLUDES:

PIANO IS EASY (ISBN # 0-9718936-1-6) Sturdily bound, durable, colorful 120 page illustrated song book with 50 songs such as Jingle Bells and London Bridge, Play Along Audio CD and removable numbered stickers. 

Every book package order of PIANO IS EASY includes a copy of I CAN READ MUSIC. This fun, easy-to-understand music activity book is the best way to start children reading music. Click here for sample pages.

Every book package order of PIANO IS EASY includes a FREE copy of the 56 minute DVD video from TEACH YOURSELF PIANO. This video will have you playing chords (three piano keys played with the left hand) and fun, familiar songs with both hands right away. That's a $16.95 value free!

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 PIANO IS EASY book package includes a 120 page song book with 50 songs and removable stickers, plus a Play Along Audio CD, free DVD and copy of the book  I CAN READ MUSIC.

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