How a piano works. How to buy wisely, both new and used - there are lots of terrible pianos out there! How to look after your piano, from simple routine maintenance to complex repairs. How to tune your own piano. J.S.Bach's equal temperament tuning innovation clearly explained - of interest to all musicians.
John Bishop has 35 years' experience of pianos as a tuner, technician, rebuilder, buyer, seller and player (in Birmingham rock bands) - all this has tended to overshadow his day job as an economics lecturer. Graham Barker is a technical writer who knows little about pianos, but proved to be the ideal person to organise this manual into something even he could understand.