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The Piano Shop

November 15, 2012

Dale Rothenberg

I was surprised at the level of detail that goes into every inch of the piano. You can see why a good piano costs as much as a car - we spent a few classes repainting the dampers, aligning and glueing new felt to each damper (the shape of the felt changes through different registers of the piano), putting them back into the piano, and fitting them until they perfectly silenced the strings.

Practicing in the Conservatory

October 17, 2012

Ness Smith-Savedoff

Oberlin students make many noises, some of them are beautiful, others, not so much. Here is a mix of some of the sounds that I like that emanate from the Conservatory practice rooms and the...

Sound Sessions

October 17, 2012

Dale Rothenberg

It had been at least a year since I had been in this studio though, and I was excited to bring a camera with me.

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