Let me tell you a quick story. I once played with a jazz band that rehearsed in a rental studio. This place had a piano that obviously wasn’t maintained very well. A thick layer of dust and grime coated the keys. There were dings and dents everywhere. It sounded alright; they obviously sprung … Continued
Category: piano tuning
Wikipedia gives the following definition for piano tuning: Piano tuning is the act of making minute adjustments to the tensions of the strings of an acoustic piano to properly align the intervals between their tones so that the instrument is in tune. Not all that helpful unless you know what each of those words mean as … Continued
Pianos are life-long musical instruments that are often passed down from one generation to another. For this reason, many piano owners are extremely cautious when it comes to taking care of their precious musical instrument. Here-after follows a number of important things that can effectively be used to extend your musical instrument’s life without having … Continued
With the right treatment, a fine piano is an investment that can stay in your family for generations. Pianos are built to last, and to be passed down when the time comes.
Every piano that was ever manufactured has needed to be tuned up regardless of whether it was played or not. Since there are many reasons to have a piano tuned, many people want to know when our piano needs to be tuned. Fortunately, there are some simple signs that will let you know when you … Continued
The length of its strings distinguishes a grand piano. The longer strings produce a richer sound with lower inharmonicity, giving the listener a full, mellow listening experience. I’ve never met a pianist who doesn’t sit down at a grand piano with the expectation of pleasure, knowing what will come from those keys.
Piano repair is not a DIY project. There are some things better left in the hands of trained specialists, and brain surgery and piano repair are the two top ones in my opinion. Notwithstanding the fact that I am guilty as a child of rubber banding some felts that were being obstinate, and gluing a … Continued
Although a piano tuning is not a quick process and can sometimes seem like an inconvenience, it’s important that piano owners recognize how important it is to have their instrument(s) professionally serviced by piano tuners. It’s true that there are online tutorials that can supposedly help an average Joe tune his piano on his own, … Continued