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Pianists' tessitura
#2328499 09/17/14 06:54 PM
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Amatuer pianist here, not a technician.

I ran across this statement, which I am curious about:

"And because pianists' tessitura is commonly three octaves..."

Taken from here: Wiki

Can anyone explain what this means?

Thanks,


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"Tessitura" refers to range. It sounds like the author is saying that a majority of pianists don't stray too far from middle C. Does that help?



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I agree with Andy.

It is a strange term in reference to a piano as it is specifically used in reference to the voice.

Remember, Wikipedia is not a definitive source. In reference to the piano, it is a puzzling as "descant."


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Riddler #2328514 09/17/14 08:15 PM
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And here I thought that Tesla was coming out with a piano.

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Though it has nothing to do with pianos, it would be a lovely name for a piano.

(Yea, that's it, a piano with a flux capacitor)


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It also refers to the range of a piece of music. This Wiki Link actually gives a good description.

Paul.

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Originally Posted by pyropaul
It also refers to the range of a piece of music. This Wiki Link actually gives a good description.

Paul.


Electric pianos only go so far, then you have to charge them. Teslatura is a good model, with a good range, and it has a dashboard compass. Remote key, too!


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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Wikipedia is not a definitive source.


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Mark R. #2328646 09/18/14 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Mark R.
Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Wikipedia is not a definitive source.


Quotable understatement of the month!


Yes, excellent quote! I think I first read that on Wikipedia...


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Yes, but the remote key only works if it is programmed in a well temperament:)


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Originally Posted by Alan T.
Yes, but the remote key only works if it is programmed in a well temperament:)

When backing up the Teslatura, are you in reverse well gear?


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