Negative Acts -- Don'ts That We Should Not Do
The Don'ts are sometimes easier to remember than the Dos. They often imply one another.
Don't put your piano next to an open window or any other source for a draft, whether hot, cold, moist or dry.
Don't put a vase of flowers on your piano.
Don't place food or a tray of food on your piano.
Don't place a pitcher of iced beverages or other open containers of liquid on your piano, like coffee or some spirited chocolate drink.
Don't place a cocktail on your piano keyboard or piano top.
Don't hang a cigarette off the edge of your piano key or top or arm.
Don't allow your cat (or dog or bird or reptile or baby) to sit or walk on your piano, Including the keyboard.
Don't place the piano next to a fireplace or space heater.
Don't place an ashtray or hookah on your piano.
Don't place live plants on, near or over the piano.
Don't abandon your piano in a room that no one ever uses.
Don't attempt to move your piano further than a few feet within the same room.
Don't attempt to tune or repair your own piano unless you've been schooled in the art of piano technology.
Don't guess your piano's value or worth; have it appraised by a professional.
Don't use just any furniture polish on the cabinet's finish. Consult a professional.
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