Hint: there are about a million people in the county and a tuner can tune up to four pianos a day and they should be tuned at least once a year.
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Apart from the way this gentleman manipulates his tuning lever, he seems to know what he is doing.
Notice he is in a classroom where we piano tuners often work.
Notice also at the end of his playing, he noticed the out of tune note just by playing the piano normally. He has a good ear.
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Fundamentals of fine tuning during piano tuning
I have an older upright piano, which is played occasionally by my adult children. I’ve owned it about 18 years and had it tuned twice. Both times I have looked to get someone to tune it, they have given me attitude about not getting it tuned regularly. (two different tuners) I’ve heard other people complain of this same problem. What’s the big deal?
I’m not asking how often I SHOULD, I know how often I should… But I’m more wondering how often you tune yours?
Mine sat in a storage until for about 12 years until I bought it and moved it in to my home. To my shock it was still almost in tune and didn’t require a drop tune.
Anyway, I’ve been slacking on the tunes and am considering waiting until spring to tune it again.
How long do you go between tunes?
Holy crow!!!! 54 and 86??? And I thought I was slacking.
I have no idea how long mine went without being tuned before it ended up in the storage unit. There was no service card. But I think it was well cared for because it belonged to a music teacher.
Yes that is my general question, but here is more about my case..
I have an English Eavestaff upright piano which gets out of tune in about 6 months. I play around 1 to 2 hours per day on average. Eavestaff (Chippendale, if you know what I mean..)
If you really know what I mean, how good is the piano otherwise??? I kind of bought it, because I loved the tone plus it takes more finger force to press the keys, which is good, as this develops your fingers and you get a great pleasure and ease when playing other pianos..
When a tuner comes to your home to tune your piano, what a good professional tuner should consider. I know some tuners not only tune but do something to the softness of the hammers and they might even change the touch,.. how to say… well the amount of force needed to suppress the key.. Is this true and is this good stuff to expose your piano to???
What should one consider in such issues???
The piano is very new. Bought it shiny from a piano shop couple of years ago…