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Effect of Piano Key Length
By Larry Lobel

The laws of physics cannot be repealed or ignored; piano key length
definitely and absolutely has an effect on manual playability.
Leverage of the key, as determined by its total length and the balance
point, has a marked effect on touch weight.  Since location of the
hammer and wippen assemblies is determined by the optimal strike point
of the hammer on the string and cannot be changed, a change in key
leverage will have effects that cannot be compensated for by relocation
of the other parts.

Larry Lobel
Virtuoso Piano Service
Petaluma, California 94952  USA

(Message sent Mon 18 Mar 2002, 17:03:03 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Effect, Key, Length, Piano

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