The piano is considered the king of all musical instruments. Invented in 1709 by the Italian Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731), it was the first keyboard instrument that was able to produce dynamics that is, to play soft and loud hence its name pianoforte (piano = soft, forte = loud) Cristofori’s pianoforte was a rather delicate instrument but since then and with numerous improvements, it has become the rich and powerful piano we know today. Read more…
Can you learn how to tune your piano?
This is a question people often ask.
It is a fact that piano tuning is not for everyone but it can be learned if you invest enough time and effort. Here are more questions:
Is it safe to try and tune your piano yourself?
Will you have access to the highly piano tuning specialized tools?
Can using an electronic tuning device (ETD) help an apprentice to properly tune his piano?
Can you pursue a career in piano tuning learning from the comfort of you home?
Is piano tuning a worthwhile business to go in?
The answer to all these questions is…
The Effect of Time on Your Piano
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 more…
When to tune your piano?
A tuned piano is so much fun to play and even more to listen to. Indeed, in their effort to design the best sounding musical instrument there is, designers base their calculations towards the fact that their musical instrument will perform at its best when tuned to the universal standard that is, the A=440Hz tuning fork. Read more…