Invented in 1726 by the Italian Bartolomeo Cristofori, the piano was the first keyboard instrument to play soft and loud hense his name “pianoforte” (piano = soft, forte = loud) It was at first a rather delicate instrument and went through numerous improvement and became the rich and powerful instrument of today. Its complex construction, the science Read the rest of this entry
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Flugelbauer Piano Supply is a fine piano tuning tools maker and supplyer
Using steam and other techniques to minimize the need for destructive reshaping of the hammers.
One simple method to index the location of treble hammers to improve tone
Tuning technique – rubber mutes. A remake of the other video with more close-ups and (hopefully!) better sound
Tony Thomas shares a few tips on how to tune The Killer’s keyboard. Also, this video will give you an idea of what it is for a piano tuner to tune a piano in a very noisy environment.
I have myself tuned all the pianos backstage for the Montreal’s 350th anniversary on Notre-Dame Island.
Had to tune 5 acoustic grands, 3 Yamaha CP70, 1 Fender Rhodes while Celine Dion was doing her sound check with a 50,000 Watts sound wall. Boy, that was the most challenging piano tuning gig I have ever done. (Mario Bruneau)
Hand protection while piano tuning. Key striker options
How to dust the soundboard working between the strings while using a vacuum
Using Tunelab for a pocket pc – Spectrum graph allows for pre-tuning without muting the piano