In the early stages it is probably the hardest part of learning how to tune a piano. If you can find a teacher for this purpose, that would probably be the best person in the world. However, if you are on the other side like me, let us find how to start with piano tuning on our own.
To begin with the process of tweaking, you will need ear muffs or plugs, a set of tuning forks, a felt muting strip, many rubber wedges and a tuning lever as well. Nowadays, many professional are making use of electronic tuning devices. However, this is a costlier option and you will need some advanced knowledge for proper use of the device. So, let us learn some information about a method called aural tuning, which can otherwise be called as tuning by the ears. Most of the experienced tuners will be superior aural tuners, although they presently make use of electronic aids for piano tuning. Do you know what does a high quality-tuning lever consist of?
It comprises of an interchangeable socket that connects into the head, a stretchable handle and a head that connects to the tip of the handle. It would be better, if you had a piano tuning pin that you can insert into the socket with the help of a vise grip in such a way that it can connect to the socket firmly into the head. If you are using grand piano, remove the music stand before actually beginning the process of tweaking and this will enable you to access the tuning pins.
All the side strings of the triplet strings are muted within the octave of the bearings with the help of muting strip. This will make sure that when you are playing a note within the octave, there is only vibration in the middle string. Based on the tweaking algorithms, there will probably need to mute a minimum of two octaves. The handle of the lever should point to the right so that when you turn it towards you, the force of the string is then counteracted and the pin is freed from the front side of the hole. This will offer the liberty for the pin to move freely.
The last suggestion is that the important consideration be made to begin with the process of piano tuning is that you will have to keep the pin block in good condition. This does not have to necessarily done, but if you will be turning the pin briskly to 180 degrees, the warmth created at the connection between the pin block and the pin would be enough to parch the wood and to make changes to its molecular structure.
Buying a piano can be a huge purchase even if it is a used upright piano. You should always research the piano tuning professional before hiring them to tune your instrument. Making sure you make a smart purchase is the best way to ensure you are enjoying beautiful sound from your musical instrument for the rest of your life.