Toronto Piano Tuning

by Jamie Musselwhite

Toronto Piano Tuning

by James Musselwhite

The Action of the Thing by PhemieC

You press down the key
which pushes up the capstan
which pushes up the whippen
which pushes up the jack spring
which moves the jack
which butts the butt and touches catch to back check
and also makes the hammer hit the string
and that’s the Action of the thing

The action of the thing, is simple to explain
but the pattern of it’s mechanism tricky to retain
so if you need a hint, rely on this refrain
I’ll show you how, repeat it now here once more and again.

You press down the key
which pushes up the capstan
which pushes up the whippen
which pushes up the jack spring
which moves the jack
which butts the butt and touches catch to back check
and also makes the hammer hit the string
and that’s the Action of the thing

The action of the thing, is simple to explain
but the pattern of it’s mechanism tricky to retain
so if you need a hint, rely on this refrain
I’ll show you how, repeat it now here once more and again.

You press down the key
which makes the capstan hit the whippen butt
the whippen moves on whippen flange
It makes the jack spring move the jack (which moves on jack flange)
Hit the butt, which moves on butt flange
Move the catch to hit the back check
and it makes the hammer hit the string
(The damper acts, the bridal strap pulls back the catch right after that)
And that is the action of the thing.

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