Read and Download Daniel Mason book The Piano Tuner in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Piano Tuner. This book was released on 2003-12-16 with total page 336 pages. Book excerpt: A New York Times Notable Book A San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year “A gripping and resonant novel. . . . It immerses the reader in a distant world with startling immediacy and ardor. . . . Riveting.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In 1886 a shy, middle-aged piano tuner named Edgar Drake receives an unusual commission from the British War Office: to travel to the remote jungles of northeast Burma and there repair a rare piano belonging to an eccentric army surgeon who has proven mysteriously indispensable to the imperial design. From this irresistible beginning, The Piano Tuner launches readers into a world of seductive, vibrantly rendered characters, and enmeshes them in an unbreakable spell of storytelling.
Read and Download Peter Meinke book The Piano Tuner in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Piano Tuner. This book was released on 2012-03-15 with total page 168 pages. Book excerpt: In The Piano Tuner, Peter Meinke writes of the foreignness that awaits us when we go abroad and when we answer our own front door to admit a stranger, that confronts us in unfamiliar cities and villages and in the equally disquieting surroundings of our memories and regrets. Often in these stories, what seems a safe, comfortable environment turns suddenly threatening. In the title story, a writer's quiet existence amid his antiques and books is dismantled, piece by piece, by a demonic, beer-bellied piano tuner. In "The Ponoes," a man recalls how, as a young boy living in Brooklyn during World War II, he became a collaborationist in the brutal pranks of two Irish bullies. In "The Twisted River," the sedate collegiality of a Polish university is disrupted when an American on a Fulbright grant attempts to blackmail two faculty members. And in "The Bracelet," a young anthropology student doing field work in Africa finds herself drawn further and further into the role of a priestess of Oshun, into a life dictated by the configuration of cowry shells cast upon the floor. Meinke writes of a world where our control over our lives seldom exists across a border, and often extends no further than our fingertips. Attempts to bridge two cultures, two lives are sometimes successful, as when an actor finds love in the arms of a tough-talking barmaid, but more usually lead to disillusionment, as when a hard-drinking salesman's career is shattered after he is drunk under the table one night by a Polish engineer, or when an English father struggles to find common ground with his American son. Riveting, almost terrifying, the stories in The Piano Tuner tell of decent men and women caught in events that they could never have predicted, would never have chosen.
Read and Download Jean Yamasaki Toyama book The Piano Tuner's Wife in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Piano Tuner's Wife. This book was released on 2018-11-17 with total page 110 pages. Book excerpt: “Follow the piano tuner’s wife as she accompanies the tuner into the homes of some of Hawai‘i’s families. Listen to her interaction with clients: mothers and fathers, aquarium lovers and hoarders, healers and would-be cosmologists. See where imagination can take you, when you encounter the ordinary: an ant condo, a doggie treasure trove. Think about going through the eye of a camel. Dream about being a writer.”
Read and Download Ingrid Silvian book The Piano Tuner's Daughter in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Piano Tuner's Daughter. This book was released on 2013-07-16 with total page 24 pages. Book excerpt: Ingrid Silvian has written a memorable story for children that will help them understand what it was really like to live through events of WWII, how children just like them adapt and survive. Through vignettes in the lives of two young girl friends, one Jewish, one Christian, we experience how everything changed when the Nazis came. Silvian provides a child's eye view of war, both mundane and profound a shift from marbles to shrapnel as the treasure of choice; racing to catch the last train carrying evacuees out of the city and ultimately, who was saved and who was sacrificed. At a time when many of the first hand witnesses of this chilling chapter of history are passing away, Silvian's story provides a valuable link that reaches across generations that will live on in the hearts and minds of a new generation of children. Pam Spence, editor, Ohio Jewish Chronicle, Columbus, OH
Read and Download Janna Eliot book The Gypsy Piano Tuner in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Gypsy Piano Tuner. This book was released on 2012-08-01 with total page 104 pages. Book excerpt: This is a collection of punchy short stories about various Romani people, well told and authentic. There is humour and pathos - a thoroughly good read.
Read and Download Daniel Mason book The Piano Tuner in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Piano Tuner. This book was released on 2015-01-01 with total page 368 pages. Book excerpt: With an introduction by Sadie Jones'Engrossing . . . the reader falls under the spell that the author is weaving, surrendering to the story's exotic magic' The TimesWhite. Like a clean piece of paper, like uncarved ivory, all is white when the story begins.One misty London afternoon in 1886, piano tuner Edgar Drake receives an unusual request from the War Office: he must leave his quiet life and travel to the jungles of Burma to repair a rare grand piano owned by an enigmatic army surgeon. So begins an extraordinary journey across Europe, the Red Sea, India and onwards, accompanied by an enchanting yet elusive woman. Edgar is at first captivated, then unnerved, as he begins to question the true motive behind his summons and whether he will return home unchanged to the wife who awaits him. . .An instant bestseller, Daniel Mason's The Piano Tuner has been published in 27 countries. Exquisitely told, this classic is a richly sensuous story of adventure, discovery, and how we confront our most deeply held fears and desires.
Read and Download Floyd A. Stevens book Complete Course in Professional Piano Tuning, Repair, and Rebuilding in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TComplete Course in Professional Piano Tuning, Repair, and Rebuilding. This book was released on 2001-06 with total page 216 pages. Book excerpt: To find out more information about Rowman & Littlefield titles please visit us at www.rowmanlittlefield.com.
Read and Download J. Cree Fischer book Piano Tuning in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPiano Tuning. This book was released on 2014-05-05 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Simple, professional method presents 17 lessons for using basic tools to adjust a few notes or an entire piano. Includes fixes for sticky keys, bottoms, capstans, hammer stems, and more.
Read and Download Jerry Cree Fischer book Piano Tuning, Regulating and Repairing in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPiano Tuning, Regulating and Repairing. This book was released on 1907 with total page 213 pages. Book excerpt:
Read and Download Nicky Gentil book The Jazz-Girl, the Piano, and the Dedicated Tuner in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Jazz-Girl, the Piano, and the Dedicated Tuner. This book was released on 2018-03-13 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: “The natural tone of Nicky Gentil’s richly anecdotal narrative will delight not only pianists and jazz enthusiasts but anyone who just happens to like pianos in general.” - Cadence Info Magazine A collection of humorous, touching, unputdownable stories set in Paris, The Jazz-Girl, the Piano, and the Dedicated Tuner transports you into a feel-good world of jazz, pianos and the little-known art of piano tuning. An entertaining slice of life, regardless of whether or not you play a musical instrument, this book explores the world of Nina Somerville, an Englishwoman who - while others are going through a mid-life crisis - discovers by complete chance her true calling: jazz improvisation. In a bid to enjoy that passion to the full, she purchases the piano of her dreams - a Steinway baby grand - leading her to make yet another discovery: the intricate mysteries of the fascinating piano tuning profession. Against the backdrop of the Eiffel tower and the Champs-Élysées, from the quest for the perfect sound to an unexpected chance to perform in public, music takes Nina on a journey which is at times improbable and hilarious, but equally moving, not to mention extremely informative. Previously published in France, The Jazz-Girl has been greatly received, and has the interesting addition of being musically illustrated on the author’s YouTube channel with some characters playing pieces alluded to in the stories.
Read and Download Shelly Field book Career Opportunities in the Music Industry in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCareer Opportunities in the Music Industry. This book was released on 2010 with total page 369 pages. Book excerpt: Provides instruction and advice on cultivating a career in the music industry, focusing on networking, self-marketing and promotion, and interview techniques.
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Read and Download Mark Cerisano, RPT book Basic Piano Tuning in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBasic Piano Tuning. This book was released on 2014-07-23 with total page 88 pages. Book excerpt: This manual describes the theory and practice of tuning a piano by ear. It accompanies the course given by Mark Cerisano, RPT. You can read more about this and other courses at howtotunepianos.com and mrtuner.com
Read and Download Brian Capleton book Theory and Practice of Piano Tuning in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTheory and Practice of Piano Tuning. This book was released on 2007 with total page 626 pages. Book excerpt: This text book combines in one volume four major facets of the practical art and theory of piano tuning that students of the art must approach in formal training, and explains techniques that typically develop later in professional practice. These facets are the traditional model, the art itself, contemporary scientific descriptions, and the concept of musical temperament. Today, the 19th century traditional model of piano tuning still functions as a very basic map for the acoustical territory in which piano tuners work, but remains elementary and idealised. Modern acoustics can go much further in its descriptions than the 19th century model and is used in this book to elucidate the practical art, whilst carefully avoiding scientism. The book serves as an instruction and reference manual to advanced level on the practical art and its associated theory, and answers common questions raised by students about the actual soundscapes that are encountered in practice
Read and Download Charles Addison Daniell book The True Piano-tuner in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe True Piano-tuner. This book was released on 1881 with total page 56 pages. Book excerpt:
Read and Download Noam Shpancer book The Good Psychologist in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Good Psychologist. This book was released on 2011-01-20 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: The good psychologist teaches the principles of control and objectivity, strategies by which we evade pain, memory and lies. Meanwhile in the Center for Anxiety Disorders he dispenses wisdom, and coaxes truth from one patient in particular: a vulnerable, frightened nightclub dancer whose life is haunted by secrets. But as he treats and guides and teaches, the good psychologist becomes increasingly disturbed by his own private torments: unrequited love, an unacknowledged child, growing loneliness and despair. Soon he is adrift as, softly, he leads the reader into the dangerous yet seductive territory of the human heart.