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#2048056 - 03/14/13 06:13 AM PTJ journal on line -Claude MONTAL the blind piano builder  
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That link provided lately that allowed some to see different issues of the PTJ Journal (I dont receive it since some time):

The PTJ Journal is as interesting it was and always looking neat with nicely written articles and translation .


I particularely appreciated the articles written by Fred Sturm on Claude Montal , the blind technician and French tuner, , often considered as "the father of all pianos technicians" (the first to provide technical writings, and who made an intense work to have the 440 Hz pitch accepted.

Congratulations, Fred STURM. a huge job (on 5 issues)

A friend find a scan of the original paper making Montal "chevalier de la legion d'honneur) in 1851, if of some interest... in 2015 there will be an event for the 150 birthday of his death.

There will be an event for the 150 years of his death

Is the journal on line availeable as a separate option from joining the PTG ?


Last edited by Olek; 03/14/13 06:20 PM.

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#2048222 - 03/14/13 02:04 PM Re: PTJ journal on line -Claude MONTAL the blind piano builder [Re: Olek]  
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Yes. Subscription is 150usd for 12 months or 280usd for 24 months. You can also order all the back issues from 1979-2010 for 295usd.

#2048348 - 03/14/13 05:58 PM Re: PTJ journal on line -Claude MONTAL the blind piano builder [Re: Olek]  
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Apparently, that "leaked" link was a mistake. The PTG webmaster has changed it so that the public no longer has access to on-line journals for free. But non-members can get a paid subscription as Beet states. There are also other technical and educational materials available from the head office.

#2048545 - 03/15/13 04:32 AM Re: PTJ journal on line -Claude MONTAL the blind piano builder [Re: Olek]  
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Thank you ,



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#2049079 - 03/16/13 10:33 AM Re: PTJ journal on line -Claude MONTAL the blind piano builder [Re: Olek]  
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Olek, you may be interested in this article on the School of Piano Technology for the Blind, in Washington USA.

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oreg...3/03/steve_duin_sustaining_the_pian.html

#2049144 - 03/16/13 12:55 PM Re: PTJ journal on line -Claude MONTAL the blind piano builder [Re: Olek]  
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Thank you Fishbulb , I wonder if blind tuners have ETD in Braille signs wink

There are yet some tuners that are trained in a school for visual impaired, I suppose

I like the numerous listening tricks they use for regulation (while very few can really regulate , I know at last one that can regulate a Steinway concert grand with good success )

I would be more suspicious on the voicing done with the tool to write in Braille and very thick needles.

In the end what amazed me the most are the death tuners


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#2049553 - 03/17/13 08:43 AM Re: PTJ journal on line -Claude MONTAL the blind piano builder [Re: Olek]  
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In the end what amazed me the most are the death tuners - Isaac Olek

Hi Isaac - Not quite sure of your comment. Are you referring to "deaf" tuners or "dead" tuners? The first would be amazing, but the second would be a miracle! Chuck Behm


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#2049564 - 03/17/13 09:31 AM Re: PTJ journal on line -Claude MONTAL the blind piano builder [Re: Olek]  
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I want to know more! Is there a zombie piano tuner movie in the works?


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#2049565 - 03/17/13 09:32 AM Re: PTJ journal on line -Claude MONTAL the blind piano builder [Re: Olek]  
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Hi Chuck, once again my vocabulary is caught...

I was thinking about virtual tuners, in the end, they can be dead, deaf or dumb.

Not so funny in the end I am afraid.

Greetings

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#2049589 - 03/17/13 10:27 AM Re: PTJ journal on line -Claude MONTAL the blind piano builder [Re: Olek]  
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Hi Chuck, once again my vocabulary is caught...
I was thinking about virtual tuners, in the end, they can be dead, deaf or dumb. Not so funny in the end I am afraid. Greetings - Isaac

Isaac - Sorry for poking fun at the 'death, deaf, dead' thing - (English is a confusing language, to be sure) but I couldn't resist. Please understand - I grew up with 2 older brothers, and was the continual butt of jokes during my formative years so I always looked for opportunities to give a little back. Once in a while, I forget my manners, and slip into that frame of mind again.

Your English is much better than my French, I must say. I had several years of college French, and sadly have forgotten most of it.

Best wishes, and keep up with the posting. Chuck


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