has now taken over from my old site pianogen.org

 

Click on any of the links below to get to the up-to-date pages.

 

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APPRAISALS - ARCHIVES - BLOG - CENTRAL HEATING - DEMOS - DATEMARKS - DIAGRAMS - EDWARDIAN - EXHIBITION - FALSENESS - GENEALOGY - GRAND - HEALTH - MEMORIES - MISCELLANEOUS - NAMES - NUMBERS - REPERTOIRE - SQUARES - TUNING - VICTORIAN

 

PIANO TUNING in East Anglia, including Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex etc.

 

PIANO HISTORY

 

GRAND pianos from Cristofori'™s invention to modern.

 

SQUARE pianos (Querpianos) were the main domestic instruments before upright pianos were perfected.

 

VICTORIAN cottage pianos and earlier attempts at upright pianos.

 

EDWARDIAN upright pianos and later ones.

 

DATE-MARKS and other clues inside your piano.

 

EXHIBITION medals and awards shown on a piano provide clues to its age.

 

GENEALOGY of the Piano makers, and some impression of what your ancestors might have done in the piano trade.

 

NAMES and fictional aliases used on pianos.

 

NUMBERS as a guide to the date of a piano.

 

ARCHIVES of the piano makers are difficult to find, so our own archives try to fill some of the gaps.

 

DIAGRAMS of piano actions - the working parts of the notes.

 

FALSENESS in piano strings can make tuning very difficult.

 

CENTRAL HEATING can damage your piano.

 

MISCELLANEOUS piano subjects that don'™t fit conveniently into other headings.

 

MUSIC

 

DEMOS of Bill Kibby's performances on various instruments.

 

REPERTOIRE - over two thousand titles that Bill Kibby can play for you.

 

OTHER

 

HEALTH matters and possible help with them.

 

BILL's BLOG has little or nothing to do with pianos or music.

 

MEMORIES of my childhood in Walthamstow.