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Piano Tuning

Piano Tuning - Tools For Piano Tuners

Piano tuning and piano tuning services are provided by many places where you see pianos for sale. Tuning a piano is the process of making adjustments to the tension of the individual strings in an acoustic piano. The aim is to align the intervals between their tones so they are in tune with each other. In the context of a piano, in tune doesn’t just mean a particular set of pitches. Fine tuning a piano means assessing the interaction of vibrating strings and notes. This process is different for each piano. As such each piano needs a slightly different pitch to be ‘in tune’. Below is an introductory guide to tuning pianos.

Once You've Found The Best Pianos For Sale, You'll Need Regular Tuning

Before hiring piano tuning and piano removals services, it is a good idea to know what you should expect from them and what they are likely to need to do, to make sure you are getting your money’s worth. Before commissioning a piano tuning, ring around and get quotes for the work, judge the quotes against quality of service and if unsure check references and recommendations as well. Make sure that the piano is tuned to as close to the A440 standard as is possible for your piano. Rather than just being in tune with itself, you should expect this standard when paying for grand piano tuning. However, keep in mind that if you have an old piano this might not be possible without breaking strings. This is something the tuner will avoid doing so and will tune it ‘flat’. Ensure that the piano tuner does work on all 88 notes/ strings and brings them to the correct pitch. Unfortunately, if you do have an older piano, even with the best care and experienced touch, it’s possible that some strings may break and necessitate restringing the piano. If this happens, your tuner may make a temporary fix until parts are available, make sure to find out how long it will hold and what they have done. Check the quality of the new strings, or parts that are being ordered and request genuine replacements where this is possible. The whole tuning process should take between two and two and a half hours to complete, even if they are tuning by ear.

Expectations For Upright Piano Tuning

Whether you are hiring someone for upright piano tuning or working on a grand piano, ensure they know you are serious as a pianist and know when an instrument is in tune. Get out a guitar or other instrument. This will make the piano tuner think you know and understand pitch for an instrument, and have an external reference for their piano’s pitch. Make sure to highlight specific notes that need working on. Even if you are tone-deaf get someone to point one out to you. Directing the tuner to a specific note will make then take you more seriously as a pianist. Then remember to refer to this at the end, testing the note(s). These points all feed into setting goals, and goals and expectations for what you want the piano tuner to achieve whilst there. Let them know you want to get the piano up to the correct pitch and remain there, even if it takes them a second visit to do so. Before you hire a piano tuner, you should insist on getting on some references or other information about them and taking the time to check it out. Even this means visiting the piano tuner's shop beforehand. Having references and testimonials from previous customers will help you to better understand what level of service to expect, especially if you haven’t used them for a long time or if this is your first time using their services. Little & Lampert Pianos can advise you on the price of piano tuning.

Piano Tuning Is One Of Many Services Provided By Little & Lampert Pianos

At Little & Lampert Pianos, we can help you to keep your piano in its best condition. This includes providing a piano tuning service, as well as support and guidance on caring for your instrument. This way, you will always wow people with your playing. From our Harrow showrooms, we can deliver fantastic pianos across the UK. For help and advice, call us on 01923 820 470 or email us at info@llpianos.com to see how we can help you. You can browse our fantastic catalogue of pianos http://www.llpianos.co.uk/ and see our pianos for sale.

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