Profession keyboard musical instrument maker

Keyboard musical instrument makers create and assemble parts to create keyboard instruments according to specified instructions or diagrams. They sand wood, tune, test and inspect the finished instrument.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Realistic / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Musical instruments materials

    The characteristics of composite materials, felts, glues, leathers and skins, metals and precious metals, woods and wood derivatives to create musical instruments.

  • Musical instruments

    The different musical instruments, their ranges, timbre, and possible combinations.

  • Metalworking

    The process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures.

  • Tuning techniques

    Tuning pitches and techniques and musical temperaments for the various instruments.

  • Organic building materials

    The types and processing of organic materials to build products or parts of products.

Skills

  • Repair musical instruments

    Attach new strings, fix frames or replace broken parts of musical instruments.

  • Restore musical instruments

    Restore old musical instruments to their original condition and conserve them in that state.

  • Apply a protective layer

    Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.

  • Tune keyboard music instruments

    Tune any parts of keyboard musical instruments that are off-key, by using various tuning techniques.

  • Create musical instrument parts

    Design and create parts such as keys, reeds, bows, and others for musical instruments.

  • Maintain musical instruments

    Check and maintain musical instruments.

  • Assemble musical instrument parts

    Assemble parts together such as the body, strings, buttons, keys, and others to create the final musical instrument.

  • Decorate musical instruments

    Create designs on musical instruments by using methods such as embossing, piercing, painting, woodworking, weaving, and other methods.

Optional knowledge and skills

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