Player Pianos Manila

Posted on March 5th, 2017

Player Pianos Manila

Player Pianos Manila, Dream a little with me for a moment about the possibilities of today’s player piano systems. Want to watch a piano concert on your big screen TV? Well now you can synchronize the concert with your living room piano so that it will play exactly what the performer is playing on stage. Take a look at the video. It’s like having the performer play the notes on the piano right in front of you.

Now available are player piano radio stations that will play your piano. Do you want to have your piano quietly playing in the background? Dial into the player piano radio online in whatever stylistic genre you like. As of this year, bluetooth control is now available. Select songs or adjust volume from your smartwatch or phone. (QRS system)

But wait, there’s more… The educational component now exists where you can have a teacher on one end of the country and a student at the other end giving lessons. Imagine having 2 pianos connected so that when the student or plays, the other piano resounds halfway around the world simultaneously.

Someone asked me recently, “Why would you ever want one of those? You already know how to play the piano.” My answer is simple – I thoroughly enjoy listening to others play the piano. At times I tire of my own playing and it’s like a breath of fresh air not only hearing but seeing the keys move from someone else’s playing.

I also love the idea of the historical component. Steinway was playing vintage music from archives of Gershwin when I was at the NAMM show (see NAMM highlights to see that recording). It’s like stepping back in time and rather than simply hearing a bad recording from the 1920’s of Gershwin playing, you can hear the recording like the day it was recorded except on your own piano.

Whether learning by rote, watching a televised concert in sync with your piano, listening to the radio or playing and recording yourself, the new generation of player pianos offer and even broader scope for the enjoyment of the piano.

While prices are considerable for current technology, I believe that with time these will become more affordable and attainable so that many can enjoy the integration of a piano being played more often in the home environment.


Piano Rental Manila

Posted on January 10th, 2015

Piano Rental Manila

Piano Rental Manila, We at Manila Pianos Inc. will rent grand piano, upright piano or organ for weddings, concerts, everything from small upright to 9′ concert grand. Short notice can be arranged sometimes as we have our own delivery crew and truck. Call us at (02) 553.7678 or 0917.895.0011 or email us at info@pianos.ph. Check here for rates.

Our 4 Main Rules:

1) You MUST pay IN FULL  and checks have to be cleared before the delivery of the Piano or Grand Piano.

2) You MUST take care of all permits, entrance passes and all other necessary documents so our movers can do their job efficiently.

3) You MUST declare stairs if there are any, failing to do so might result in aborting of the delivery the piano.

4) You MUST declare the reasonable approx  right distance in KM from our store to your event.

Piano tuning at rental place extra charge but not needed for non professional rentals.

Upright Piano Tuning

Changes in temperature, humidity and/or heavy use will make it necessary for a piano to have more frequent tunings. If a piano is not given regular tunings, the instrument will become unstable. It is difficult for a technician to tune a neglected piano; some times it is more costly to restore a neglected piano to hold tune than if it had been kept under regular and constant care.

Unfortunately, no matter how expertly a piano is tuned, atmospheric variations and the nature of the piano’s construction constantly conspire to bring it off pitch. A so calledDamppChaser System that can be installed on any piano or grand piano as an after market product will however greatly reduce the instability as it aims to reduce changes in admospheric conditions.

Your piano will perform best under consistent conditions neither too wet or dry, optimally at a temperature of 20 degrees and 42% relative humidity. Dryness causes the piano’s pitch to go flat; moisture makes it go sharp.

Fine piano tuning requires an assessment of the interaction among notes, which is different for every piano, thus in practice requiring slightly different pitches from any theoretical standard. Pianos are usually tuned to a modified version of the system called equal temperament (see Piano key frequencies for the theoretical piano tuning). In all systems of tuning, every pitch may be derived from its relationship to a chosen fixed pitch, which is usually A440.

Grand Piano Tuning

Piano tuning is done by a wide range of independent piano technicians, piano rebuilders, piano store technical personnel, and hobbyists. Professional training and certification is available from organizations or guilds such as the Piano Technicians Guild or from our school!

Prices of a piano tuning vary but are usually between P3000 and P5000 depending on the area and the quality of the tuner. Also remember a tuner might not be a technician, these are two different things. A tuner tunes, a technician also knows about the inside of the piano. Many people that call themselves technicians are not. Make sure you deal with a qualified piano tuner or technician, ask for their certification, not with someone that does not want to work for minimum wage and thinks this is a good way of making extra money. A grand piano tuning usualy cost a little more.