Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tune Piano

How Tune an Upright Piano

Tuning should be part of regular care and maintenance for each piano, including grands, upright or spinet-style instruments. Finalization of the piano requires time and careful work, but can be done without extensive training from the owners of the piano with the right tools.

Things You'll Need:
• Mutes
• Tuning key
• Electronic Tuner


1. Clear the area around the upright piano and put all your tools within easy reach. Open the top or front of the pianoe to expose the action, which consists of hammers and strings.

2. Find the strings that connect the center C. Wedge the silence beneath the two outside strings. Insert the key on the pin tuning knob to the center string.

3. Hit the button repeatedly while watching the electronic tuner to see if it is proved that the string is a perfect reproduction of C. If the string is flat, C or less perfect, turn the key to keeping a bit 'on the left to loosen and then gradually to the right to raise and tighten the rope. If the string is sharp, perfect C or higher, turn the tuning key on the left to loosen and lower the pitch of the string. Always less than or loosen a string of a small amount before you tighten a string. Turn the key optimization very slowly and carefully. When the noise of the key strikes the string causes the electronic tuner to show that the string is playing a perfect C, "set up" by turning the key slightly to the right tune. When you remove the key, the string will be set to fall camp in a very small amount to the correct pitch.

4. Remove the key carefully and slowly. Remove the mute and a spot on the rope to the outside right. Strike the C button and listen to the beats --- the "wah-wah" --- sounds coming from the center left and the string to be matched. Place the tuning key on the pin for the string to the left and slowly and carefully lower and then adjust as needed until the strings in unison sound and you hear the oscillations of the jokes.

5. Repeat for the third string of the note (if any) so that it is in line with the two strings that have already tuned.

6. Repeat this process for each half of the eighth note. When the half octave is tuned, tune the adjacent octaves, alternating tuning octaves above and below the average of an octave.

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