The Complete Guide Choosing a piano becomes a lot easier with the knowledge provided in Tipbook Piano, a guidebook that helps readers gain a better understanding of this complex, expensive instrument without going into "data overload." How to evaluate an instrument's timbre, how to judge and compare piano keyboards and pedals, the influence of the instrument's dimensions, different types of cabinets, the difference between laminated and solid wood soundboards, accessories, hybrid and digital pianos, and why tuning and regulation are so important, everything is covered in this handy guide. All Tip Books feature online audio examples through Tip Codes. When the coresponding code is entered into the free website (www.tipbook.com) audio examples of topics dicussed in the book come alive; including scales, performances, and terms. ©2009, 240 pages.