Hot-wired piano hits all the right notes

Hamer, Mick
December 2002
New Scientist;12/7/2002, Vol. 176 Issue 2372, p20
Reports on the invention of an electronic self-tuning piano by Kanses City, Missouri-based inventor Don Gilmore. Reason why Gilmore developed such a piano; Disappointment of piano tuners regarding the invention; Process through which the piano is tuned.


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