* Overview *
The Art of Tuning…
Piano technicians are highly skilled artisans in all phases of piano work through years of practice, study and experience...
* There are a few sub-menus in this section, also shown on the left panel. *
First of all, piano tuning does not last forever. In my experience, there are 3 main contributing factors to a piano going out of tune:
1) [SEASONAL CHANGES] (effects of temperature & humidity)
2) Style & frequency of [PLAYING]
3) General wear & tear over time (In brief, the older the piano = more sensitive, whimsical & fastidious)
Now, if you want to know more about why a piano, like most tempered instruments (saxophone, guitar, trumpet etc.) need to be slightly out of tune, in a calculated way, so that the purely musical ear can make sense out of it, you can read more on this subject in the sub-menu called [TEMPERAMENT].
You can also learn, in another sub-menu, about other adjustments necessary to match the natural [INHARMONICITY] of your piano.
In the section [REPAIR], you may look on 3 topics:
-‘Regulation’ - action regulating is the basic mechanical adjustments pianos are often needed
-‘Voicing’ - where I talk about the impairment of a piano tone due to worn hammers and how to remedy it
-‘Other Repairs’ - talks about the other things that can be fixed on a piano: from restringing to simply fixing sticky keys etc…
If you have any question, please visit the section called [F.A.Q.]
And remember, I am not selling you a vacuum cleaner. I work on pianos because I love them so much and if you own one, I think you probably have a great relationship with music...
'Any friend of music and piano is a friend of mine'...