I have always been an amateur blues piano player.  Lately, messing with pianos has become an obsession.  I am the proud owner of the Steinway upright that I was supposed to practice classical music on as a child.  But AM radio in the 50's exposed me to blues, rhythm and blues and what was then called "hillbilly," much to the displeasure of my parents!  In my teens, I struggled to teach myself  blues piano using the fingering and chord theory knowledge I had retained from my formal lessons.  I remember fondly when the great Robert Shaw was alive and  he played South Texas style blues at our parties.  I now have 3 pianos, each about 100 years old.  I have done extensive work on two of them, including replacing all the bass strings on one, all the hammers on two.  I have a GREAT piano tuner/technician who has been very supportive of my DIY efforts:  Nathan Cook.

Here is a brief clip taken on a phone where I play two of them at once.  Sorry the sound quality is terrible, maybe I will make a better recording some day.

TWO PIANOS -- AVI -- high res, could be slow to load!

TWO PIANOS -- MPG -- less res, should be faster 

TWO PIANOS -- MP4 -- Try this for mobile phone


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