Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Just back from the US of A. Went to studio B at  RCA Victor, in Nashville:


The Steinway grand was put in there around 1961. It was used on all the Elvis records after that and also many others, e.g. Roy Orbison. The guide asked for a volunteer to play it. Lesley pushed me up although I emphasised that I make them sound beautiful not by playing them, but by tuning them. The guide said it was great but he may have just been generous. At the end he asked me about tuning and I gave a mini lecture about the duplex stringing in the piano.