In-Tune, the Piano World Piano Forums Newsletter

October 2008

About "In-Tune"
In-Tune is the newsletter for piano lovers.

Much of the material for In-Tune comes from our world famous piano forums.

Check the In-Tune Newsletter Archives to see what you've been missing and catch up on what's been happening!

Trade Regrets - Henry Steinway

By now many of you have heard about the passing of Henry Steinway, the last of the Steinway family involved with Steinway Pianos.

You can read the details, and tributes from our members (many had met/known Henry) here... Henry Steinway Tributes

Speaking of Steinway, Welcome, Bob Snyder, Steinway Bob Snyder of Steinway

Speaking of Manufacturers Reps...

Who else is represented on Piano World?

Representatives from Bechstein, Estonia, Mason & Hamlin and Kawai all participate.
Who did I leave out? Are you a manufacturer representative for a piano company?
Let me know, so we can let our 35,000+ members (and their friends, co-workers, and relatives), plus the millions of unregistered visitors to our site know which piano companies are interested enough in communicating with their customers to join a major piano forum.
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Try out our new online jigsaw puzzles.

We've posted 3 so far, the Piano World Logo, Beethoven, and a Bosendorfer 185 (thanks for the Bosie picture Phillip).
Please be sure to READ THE DIRECTIONS before playing with the jigsaw puzzles.

Piano World Jigsaw Puzzles

Then, let us know what you think, and/or send us a picture to convert into a (piano/music-related) jigsaw puzzle. Pictures should ideally be 400x400 pixels, jpg or gif.
San Francisco Area Pianist Interested in Forums Party

Come on folks, taking part in a Piano Forums Piano Party is a fun way to meet people and share your love of piano music.
There must be more members in the San Francisco area who would like to participate? SF Piano Party

If you are thinking of hosting a piano party, please be sure to post about it here Post Your Party Info
The Piano a Thing of the Past?

Needless to say this is a controversial thread.
However it has prompted some interesting conversations.
Piano a Thing of the Past?

This topic has also spawned a second thread (started by Rich Galassini)... Inspired by The Piano is a Thing of the Past
Coming Up...

Brendan in NYC Oct 15 - 23 (active pianist/member) Brendan

Toronto PTG Meeting, Oct. 15 Toronto PTG

Palm Beach, FL PTG Meeting, Oct. 13 (I'll be there tonight) Palm Beach PTG

NAMM 2009 - Jan., Anaheim, CA Will You Be at NAMM 2009?

Concerts and Events

Let me know if you'd like to post an event on our Calendar, or have it mentioned in our newsletter. Email Frank B.
Post your concert, recital, and competition news Here
Check out our Events Calendar Here
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Misc. Fun & Interesting Stuff

Piano Museum in France (as reported by member Tweedpipe) Piano Museum
This looks like a great place to visit. They have a web site, unfortunately my French is a little rusty (ok, I don't remember any). Luckily Tweedpipe had given us a great description, enough to make me want to visit some day.

UK to Take Colonies Back Over (contributed by LadyFord) UK Takes Over U.S.
We've mucked things up so much over here, our neighbors across the pond are taking over again.

Don't forget, you can view past issues of our newsletter online at.. In-Tune Newsletter Archives
You should check them out, always interesting articles, posts, and links.

Reminder, when Posting Pictures on the Forums PLEASE use our uploader, or if you have a lot of pictures, send them to me. Too many good pictures disappear because they were linked to photobucket or one of the other services, and the users account closed.

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In Closing

As always, if you have any ideas or suggestions for the next issue of our newsletter, the Piano Forums, or Piano World, please let me know (
You can find previous issues (and a copy of the current issue) of our newsletter here ... Newsletter Archives

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Frank Baxter
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