Not Intended to Vibrate by grammyn

Not Intended to Vibrate

Throughout the string portion of the piano can be found this cotton twill tape and/or the blue felt between the bridge (on the left) and hitch pins (on the right). The "parts of the strings that are outside of the speaking length and not intended to vibrate are damped by pieces of felt" or in this case cotton twill tape too. It keeps the strings from vibrating in sympathy thereby distorting the sound.
How wonderful that you are using this series to educate as well as highlight all the details! I have wondered about the purpose of those parts! Great photo and information!
April 27th, 2019  
I don't think I ever really thought about sympathy vibrations etc. even when I did play piano- so this has been a fun bit of information to learn thanks to your 30 day series! I like the viewpoint on this shot. Good one!
April 27th, 2019  
I have learned so much about pianos from your series this month. This is a wonderful photo and I loved your narrative! Honestly, I think humans need some cotton twill tape to keep our sympathy vibrations to a minimum! 😊
April 27th, 2019  
Nice close up!
April 27th, 2019  
Fascinating! Love the blue color and the detail of this shot. Fav.
April 27th, 2019  
How intriguing! And an interesting abstract too!
April 27th, 2019  
A stunning capture and great info, fav!
April 27th, 2019  
this is one of my favourites of yours :)
April 27th, 2019  
Wonderful pov and information too
April 27th, 2019  
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Just fascinating.
April 27th, 2019  
How interesting! One learns something every day! Excellent capture of the detail as well.
April 27th, 2019  
You have really introduced us all to the piano.
April 27th, 2019  
Love this photo and the lesson with it.
April 27th, 2019  
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