Site of the Day for Monday, September 25, 2006 Piano Technicians Guild: Piano Care Today's site, from an organization for piano technicians, offers information for the general public on the proper maintenance of the instrument. Gentle Subscribers will find practical materials dealing with a number of topics for keeping pianos in top condition. "Your piano is an investment in your future. It can bring you and your family a lifetime of music, adding immeasurable joy and beauty to your home. Since it is also such a large investment, it should be maintained with the utmost care. ... Every piano requires a different level of maintenance, depending upon the quality of materials used and the design and level of craftsmanship." - from the website The site covers a number of issues in its articles, such as how often pianos should be tuned, with specific guidelines from well-known manufacturers. An explanation of the difference between tuning and voicing is provided, along with information on piano rebuilding and reconditioning. General maintenance advice and helpful tips on buying a piano are also included. In addition, there are diagrams displaying technical aspects of the instrument with views of both satisfactory and worn piano hammers. Swing over to the site for a handy reference for piano care at: http://www.ptg.org/resources-pianoOwners.php A.M. Holm <admin-sotd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Manage your subscription and view the List archives on the web at: <http://www.freelists.org/cgi-bin/webpage?webpage_id=sotd> and <http://www.freelists.org/archives/sotd> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UNSUBSCRIBE by sending a blank email to sotd-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with unsubscribe in the Subject field.