Piano Tuning

Piano Tuning Len Hess

What is piano tuning?

According to Wikipedia:

Piano tuning is the act of making minute adjustments to the tensions of the strings of an acoustic piano . . . so that the instrument is in tune. The strings of a piano vary in thickness, with bass strings thicker than treble. In the context of piano tuning, the term ‘in tune’ is not simply a particular fixed set of pitches. Piano tuning requires an assessment of the vibration interaction among notes, which is different for every piano.

How do pianos get out of tune?

Pianos go out of tune mainly due to changes in humidity. Long-term low-humidity/high humidity environment will eventually cause the soundboard to crack other wooden parts to warp.

What can I do to control the humidity around my piano?

Just like good cigars need a humidor, your piano may need a humidifier or dehumidifier. Keeping the humidity around your piano between 30% to 50% can prevent serious damage over the life of your piano. Call us to set an appointment to check out your piano’s environment.

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