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Here is the finished product delivered home. We will stage an inauguration concert in the fall and I will try and record it.

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I’m really looking forward to the recording! Beautiful instrument


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Wow! So beautiful! Looking forward to hearing it played!


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It’s gorgeous! How does it sound? Please consider posting in the Piano forum! I’m sure many folks there would be very interested!

Are you tuning it yourself?

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That is amazing.


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Originally Posted by Sgisela
Are you tuning it yourself?

Yes, I will tune it myself as harpsichords need tuning about once a month. I use the Cleartune App on the iPad. However the instrument is now in its "running in" period and needs to settle down in its new home. Builders of new harpsichords are very concerned about the very thin soundboards developing cracks in dry conditions (under 30 % RH). To avoid this they usually maintain a rather dry climate in their workshops when sizing, assembling and glueing. When reaching a normal level of humidity (40 to 55 % in my home, using a professional humidifier), wood will adjust. The action which is relatively "tight" for precision and lightness (not the jacks, but the keys) will need over the first few months regular easing of some pin holes. For this reason a specialist tech now comes regularly and also does the tuning.


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This is fascinating. Thanks for sharing! I feel like tuning a keyboard instrument probably adds another level of connection to the instrument and musical experience. I very much admire people who take the time and effort to learn this skill. May I ask what temperament/tuning system you are going to use? I recently started reading up on historical tuning, and I find the topic intriguing.

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The interest in tuning yourself is to be able to change the tuning based on the type of music and period. For example very frequently the french music of the 18th century would be played with the Rousseau ordinary temperament, which is close to Kirnberger III. As to 16th and 17th century, it would be likely a variety around the quarter coma meantone. For Bach, there is a number of possible choices in circulating temperaments.

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Beautiful! Congratulations! I look forward very much hopefully to a recording of the inaugural concert.

PS It would be great to see this in the Piano Forum too!

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Here is a sound sample of my new Fontaine harpsichord. I'm new to making and posting such videos so I hope it works !



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Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this outstanding instrument. I know you’re really enjoying it 😊


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Very nice instrument!

A not too relevant question that always puzzles me, how come Bach's harpsichord pieces sound so good on piano, considering the two instruments are so different.

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Very nice instrument!

A not too relevant question that always puzzles me, how come Bach's harpsichord pieces sound so good on piano, considering the two instruments are so different.
Bach's "harpsichord pieces" are in fact "Klavierstücke": keyboard pieces. Keyboard instruments of the day included harpsichords, clavichords, organs and even pianos (admittedly rare and very different from modern ones). So Bach wasn't writing for one specific instrument, he was writing for a range of instruments. His keyboard pieces sound good not only on modern pianos, but also on synthesisers, or sung a cappella, or played by wind ensembles...


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Very nice instrument!

A not too relevant question that always puzzles me, how come Bach's harpsichord pieces sound so good on piano, considering the two instruments are so different.
Bach's "harpsichord pieces" are in fact "Klavierstücke": keyboard pieces. Keyboard instruments of the day included harpsichords, clavichords, organs and even pianos (admittedly rare and very different from modern ones). So Bach wasn't writing for one specific instrument, he was writing for a range of instruments. His keyboard pieces sound good not only on modern pianos, but also on synthesisers, or sung a cappella, or played by wind ensembles...

That makes sense, but for example two-part invention probably is written for harpsichords or clavichords, which does not have much dynamics range. It is amazing how those pieces sound so beautiful on modern pianos. I just could not wrap my head around the idea that Bach did not have the modern piano sound in mind when putting these down.

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Many will have recognised the above sample : it is François Couperin's "Les Barricades Mystérieuses". I am now struggling through the six Preludes in his "Art de Toucher le Clavecin" and it is interesting to be guided through all the fingering tricks used to give expression to an instrument devoid of piano's and forte's. J S Bach appreciated Couperin a lot and I believe he similarly shows us how to extract more feeling from any Klavier, than meets the eye (or rather the ear).

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Well you've jumped the Barricades, Mysterious or not!!
Lovely instrument, lovely playing.
I'm still twisting my fingers with this piece.


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I hasten to acknowledge it's not my playing, but that of a very talented musician of my acquaintance.


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