Standard Piano Tuning
Since the piano was invented, piano tuners now have hundreds of years of history in perfecting this highly skilled craft. Over this course of history, the physics of vibrating strings and equal temperament have now been mathematically defined. This has led to a universal understanding of the relationship between the various notes being tuned.
The mathematics of note relationships has led to the design of Electronic Tuning Devices or ETDs. These ETDs, sometimes referred to as chromatic piano tuners, can be used to compliment aural tuning and obtain the best overall tuning for your piano.
Using this information, our seasoned piano technicians at Carrollton Piano Tuner are able to accurately tune the wide variety of pianos that we run across everyday through out the Dallas, Ft. Worth metroplex.. But ultimately, it is a human ear that hears the music we play, so aural tuning (tuning by ear ) should be, and is, always the preferred method. Our piano tuners are experts in this area.
HERE IS WHAT WE WILL DO FOR YOU
We will tune your piano to the universally accepted standard pitch which is A440. This simply means that your A string above middle C will vibrate at 440 times every second.
We will adjust the tension of each string (all 220 to 240 of them) with a piano tuning hammer-accompanied by piano tuning mutes, and piano tuning spanner (wrench). These are the common piano tuning tools of the trade. This will achieve the desired musical pitch of each string, and ensure that all possible combination of notes played together will be musically in harmony, and pleasing to your ears.
When we are finished with this detailed process, you can be sure that we will have all octaves, unisons, and other intervals harmoniously complementing each other. Thereby guaranteeing that your piano will produce the most melodic and pleasing tones for your enjoyment and pleasure..
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
In order to keep your piano sounding and performing at its optimum best, you need to have your piano tuned and serviced at least once per year--if not more. Of course this depends on several factors including amount of use, type of use, changes in humidity, etc..
In fact, my old college buddy, Dan who now owns Pest Control Plainfield, used to get his piano tuned about every 2 months. He was playing his piano so much back then - working his way through college before he became a successful entrepreneur.
So, every situation is different. Check with our technician to find out what is best for you.
It is recommended by most piano manufacturers that you tune a new piano up to four times the first year. This allows for the proper settling of the sonic components of the instrument.
After that, you can , in most cases, get on an semi-annual or annual schedule. The biggest factor in how many times to tune will be determined by the frequency and degree of humidity changes in your area.
So, we do recommend that tuning your piano at least once per year is absolutely necessary. If you don't do that,, there is a really good chance that your piano's overall pitch will drop below the standard A440 pitch, and will cause your piano to need an extra procedure called a Pitch Raise.
Put your precious piano into our capable hands. We'll treat it like our own, and get it perfectly tuned for you. Thereby allowing you and your family to experience the musical joy and pleasure that your instrument was designed to give.
Don't put it off. Ask for you complimentary, no obligation, quote right now! Tell us how we can be of service to you! Fill out the quote form here, or simply give us a call. You'll be glad you did.
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