Tangent piano article in NYT

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Tangent piano article in NYT

Postby David King » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:40 pm

I really enjoyed reading about this bizarre branch of the piano family. The sound of the thing is fascinating and delightful too. The simplicity of the action might make it an intriguing project for someone with time on their hands.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/31/arts ... e=Homepage
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Re: Tangent piano article in NYT

Postby Steve Sawyer » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:10 am

Thank, David. Really interesting article. I share your delight with the sound.
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Re: Tangent piano article in NYT

Postby Clay Schaeffer » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:03 am

For those curious about how it works I found this on you tube:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnRwrdK_qCM
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Re: Tangent piano article in NYT

Postby Steve Sawyer » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:11 am

Wow. Very interesting. The lever that activates the "tangent" rod is engaged twice - once under the tangent rod, and again at the back near the fulcrum increasing the velocity. Also, the tangent rod isn't "captured" but is actually thrown upwards against the string.

That instrument must have a very unusual action under the player's fingers!!
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