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Pianists' tessitura

Posted By: Riddler

Pianists' tessitura - 09/17/14 10:54 PM

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,


Ed
Posted By: Cinnamonbear

Re: Pianists' tessitura - 09/17/14 11:11 PM

"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?

Posted By: Minnesota Marty

Re: Pianists' tessitura - 09/17/14 11:59 PM

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."
Posted By: accordeur

Re: Pianists' tessitura - 09/18/14 12:15 AM

And here I thought that Tesla was coming out with a piano.

I lurk way too much.
Posted By: Minnesota Marty

Re: Pianists' tessitura - 09/18/14 12:30 AM

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)
Posted By: pyropaul

Re: Pianists' tessitura - 09/18/14 06:07 AM

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

Paul.
Posted By: Cinnamonbear

Re: Pianists' tessitura - 09/18/14 06:29 AM

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!
Posted By: Mark R.

Re: Pianists' tessitura - 09/18/14 07:15 AM

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


Quotable understatement of the month!
Posted By: UnrightTooner

Re: Pianists' tessitura - 09/18/14 11:07 AM

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...
Posted By: Alan T.

Re: Pianists' tessitura - 09/18/14 09:27 PM

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

Re: Pianists' tessitura - 09/18/14 09:50 PM

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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