Music Instruments

How To Tune Instruments Piano

Introduction

Tuning a piano is not a piece of cake. It takes years of practice and sound study to tune piano instruments to perfection. Moreover, you need to have that ear to understand different keynotes and their sounds to be able to do the job perfectly. But if you have proper tools and some basic insight on how to tune up the piano instruments, then you might have what it takes to do the job right without fouling up. Of course, you will need to follow the techniques accurately to tune the piano back to a playable level.

 

Step 1

Step 1: You should first know where the middle C key is because if you don’t then hey, you aren’t supposed to be meddling around with a musical instrument like that. Getting to know about different piano instruments is really important before you can think of tuning it. Hitting the middle C key will help you locate the hammer for that key. You need to ensure the hammer hits string one, two and three.

Step 2

Step 2: The next thing you need to do is locate the string pins. You can locate the pins by following the string all the way from the hammer to where the pins end up wrapped around. For prompting the hammer of the piano, hit its key quite firmly. You will need to tune the string one by one instead of tuning them all together at once. Place a rubber wedge against the vibrating other strings while you work on one string to keep them from moving and distracting you. With the help of your tuning wrench, you will need to loosen up the string a bit before you tune it.

Step 3

Step 3: Before tightening up the peg quite slowly yet swiftly, you need to set the tuner to C. be very careful while you tighten the string because it can cause the string to break if you are too rough on it and tighten it way too much. If, by mistake, any string is broken, your piano instrument is going to sound even worse than before you started tuning the piano instruments. The piano instruments are very delicate, and they need to be handled quite carefully in order to remain in perfect shape and condition.

Step 4

Step 4: The key to tuning piano instruments rightly is hitting the key consistently until its tightened right and sounds perfect. Tighten the string a bit, and listen to it until the key sounds perfectly. Once the first key sounds perfect, tune the second one till it matches the first one.

Step 5

Step 5: Repeat the same steps first the middle octave, then the higher and lower octave to the middle one.

Tip

In order to tune the piano instruments, you will first need to clean up the entire room from distractions that can further cause any harm to it. Open up the piano cover once the room is emptied and clear away all the dust from the piano instruments. Note that the piano instruments and strings are quite delicate so you will need to handle them at your best.

Source

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_tuning

By Bob Meadow, published at 04/03/2012
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