“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” – Pythagoras
You’ve heard it before, the best way to care for a piano is to have it tuned regularly. But, is piano tuning really the sole factor that determines a piano’s health? The answer may surprise you, but regular tunings can prevent 80% of future damage to the mechanical parts of a piano. From the strings to the action, and even to the plate; almost every part of a piano is affected by a tuning.
The strings are clearly the most affected part of a piano when the piano is not tuned at a regular schedule. There needs to be a constant tension across those strings and it needs to be uniform across all the (roughly) 230 strings. When this tension loosens it can mess with the down-bearing of the strings and in turn mess with the tone of the piano. That is why when you get an old piano tuned properly it can sound like an entirely different piano, assuming it can hold the tune.
The action is also affected in a negative way when the piano is not tuned at a proper interval. The action of a piano is so intricate and fragile that there will be damage to it over time and there is nothing we can do to prevent this. The slightest humidity spike in the place of residence for the piano can cause those tiny wooden parts to swell and render a key useless. Whenever you tune a piano regularly the hammer on the action will not strike the string any different than before. This uniformity can extend the life of your piano beyond a comprehendible time frame. Something simple like this can be everything, especially with antique pianos.
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The tuning process is relatively simple. Just give us a call or fill out an online form and we will respond with availabilities as well as a quote! If a pitch raise is needed the piano tuning could be slightly more expensive than quoted.
“There are eighty-eight keys on a piano and within that, an entire universe” – James Rhodes
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