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Piano Tuning

Although the way a piano is played and the amount of use it gets affects to some degree the tuning of a piano, the main reason pianos go out of tune is due to different humidity levels in the atmosphere that occur with changes in the weather and seasons. Because pianos are mostly made out of wood, different humidity levels will cause the wood to either expand or contract, thus upsetting the original balance between the piano in its environment and the tension of the strings causing the tension of the strings to change and sound out of tune. Piano tuning, therefore, is adjusting the tension of each individual string to the correct pitch in order to restore the balance between the structure of the piano in its current environment with the tension of the strings. All pianos react differently to changes in the weather as some pianos 'hold' their tune better than others. For our climate the general recommendation for tuning is every six months. However it really depends on how well your piano 'behaves' over the course of the year and how much 'out of tunedness' your ear can tolerate as to how often you should have your piano tuned. It helps to have your piano tuned consistently at the same time of year such as every summer or every winter. That helps keep the piano close to the correct pitch and more stable. Remember, a well tuned piano is more fun and more pleasing to play!

 
 

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