The new fourth edition of larry fine s piano book is the most informative one yet. For the american technician and author, see larry fine pianos. Piano buying guide the successor to the piano book piano. Ritmuller pearl river samick steigerman premium series hailun weber. Mar 01, 2020 this article is adapted from chapter 5, buying a used piano, of the piano book, fourth edition, by larry fine.
Jan 01, 1995 an excellent resource for someone who wants to be an educated piano buyer. Larry fine s most popular book is swinging from a to z. An excellent resource for someone who wants to be an educated piano buyer. Hundreds of thousands of pianos are bought and sold each year, yet. Published since 2009, piano buyer is the successor to the wellknown reference the piano book. The guide is compiled by larry fine, who has published a. Learning piano with pete sears pete sears brings an incredible knowledge of roots music to the table. However, because some pieces apply to more than one subject, there is some duplication of articles among the e books in the series. To me, the most valuable part of larry fine s book is the information on new pianos although he supplies lavish information. European piano makers convene there every other year. Piano buyer the definitive guide to buying new, used, and.
Excerpted from the piano book, fourth edition, by larry fine. The piano book by larry fine not the same of 3stooges fame, i take it, is a mustread if. Before reading this article, be sure to read piano buying basics especially the section new or used. German piano makers face the music of globalization. Unofficial yamaha piano buyers guide version 8 by mark goodwin. Our correspondent attended the 2016 gathering, at a time of great change for the german piano industry. Helps to make sense out of the myriad of new and used pianos that are out there, gives a lot of history about the piano, traces who made what and when, how much a piano is worth, how to figure out when and where it was made, what to look for in a quality instrument, how to avoid lemons, whether a piano is worth paying a. For reader convenience, articles and excerpts have been grouped by subject.
If there is to be a piano in your future, the single indispensable reference is the piano book by larry fine. Louis feinberg october 5, 1902 january 24, 1975, known professionally as larry fine, was an american actor, comedian, violinist, and boxer, who is best known as a member of the comedy act the three stooges. Book piano book by larry fine download piano book by larry fine the great of piano book, you can find in our pdf. Larry fine has 18 books on goodreads with 290 ratings. If there is to be a piano in your future, the single indispensible reference is the piano book by larry fine. Though in each decade both good and bad pianos have been produced, and each piano must be judged on its own merits, this brief historical overview may give you some idea of what to expect to see as you shop for a used piano. Noah adams, host of nprs all things considered the piano book is a musthave resource, no matter what kind of music you play, or what kind of piano you own or intend to buy. I have enjoyed the three preceding editions immensely, but the fourth surpasses them all. A registered piano technician, fine has been involved in th. There is information on piano moving and storage, inspecting individual new and used pianos, the special market for steinways, and sales gimmicks to watch out for. Larry fine is the author of acoustic digital piano buyer 5. Much of the above information is taken from the piano book by larry fine. A great addition to the library of professional musicians and amateurs alike.
I was running a piano service business, finishing up work on the piano book, writing a regular monthly magazine column, and doing about ten hours a week of charitable volunteer work. My long term goal is to play jazz on an acoustic piano. Larry fine born 1950 is an american piano technician, consultant, and author. Sally phillips fall 20 graymarket pianos and cracked soundboards. Get access to the comprehensive and free piano buying guide. Hundreds of thousands of pianos are bought and sold each year, yet most people buy a piano with only the vaguest idea of what to look for as they make this major purchase. The piano book evaluates and compares every brand and style of piano sold in the united states. Piano construction is by now a rather conservative area. Whether he is channeling otis span or creating his own genre, there is no finer keyboard player. Brookside press was founded in 1986 to publish the piano book. When bob moog called me in january 1986 to ask if i would work with him on a small project, the last thing i needed was another job. Restoring, recycling, or donating a piano by larry fine. Sep 01, 2009 the latest supplement to the pianists musthave reference the piano book, this comprehensive guide provides list prices for more than 2,500 currently manufactured acoustic and digital piano brands and models, as well as advice on how to estimate actual street prices to help negotiate the lowest possible price.
Larry fine is a registered piano technician and a member of the piano technicians guild who has been involved in the field of piano technology for more than 35 years. Larry fine, american piano technician and author of the piano book. How to buy a digital piano by larry fine overdrive rakuten. The piano book evaluates and compares every brand and style of piano sold in this bible of the piano marketplace is indispensable to buyers and owners. This is corroborated by piano technicians over the u.
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If you are buying a new piano, you also need to buy the yearly supplement book current version is 20012002 annual supplement to the piano book, also by larry fine. Steinway musical instruments 2010 annual report on form 10k pdf. Spring 2016 supplement to the piano book paperback may 10, 2016. Louis feinberg october 5, 1902 january 24, 1975, known professionally as larry fine, was an american actor, comedian, violinist, and boxer, who is best known. Piano buyer is a semiannual piano buying guide that will help you make a fast informed decision concerning the purchase of a piano or digital piano. Pete, unlike some artists, knows what he is doing and is a fine teacher. Includes information on storage, inspecting individual new and used pianos, the special market for steinways, and more. This bible of the piano marketplace is indispensable to buyers and owners of pianos, amateur and professional players alike. The e books may also contain excerpts from the piano book, by larry fine, and from pieces published only on. Piano buying guide the successor to the piano book. Over the next 22 years, as the piano book became the standard consumer reference in the piano industry, four editions of the work were published, as well as annual supplements. Innovations in the piano news newspapers books scholar jstor september 2019 learn how and when to remove this template message. Nov 01, 2000 if you are buying either a new or used piano with strings as opposed to a purely digital no strings piano, you must buy this book.1383 179 575 735 883 1160 305 261 137 76 418 874 1124 50 1420 260 1443 344 184 475 495 52 759 678 282 1277 1306 1250 1055 1400 348 548 541 146 1189 1313 985 24 924