On McKinney Music, “the best independent music magazine in the UK“, Bethesda Piano Tuning is pleased to launch their latest initiative, which teaches piano owners how to properly care for their instruments.
Bethesda Piano Tuning
Bethesda Piano Tuning by PianoCraft is encouraging piano owners to tune their instruments and establish a good maintenance schedule for the coming year. The owners of the company point out that regular piano tuning keeps the instrument sounding its best. However, it may also reduce string wear, lowering the likelihood of breakage. Additionally, you do not necessarily require a Bethesda piano tuner to manage this project for you.
Basic Piano Tuning
Bethesda Piano Tuning explain how to perform basic piano tuning independently. First,invest in the right tools to get started. Tuning a piano shouldn’t be done with everyday tools because they can hurt the delicate parts. A tuning lever, for instance, ensures that each tuning pin is precisely tightened without stripping it. Mutes are also necessary for safe tuning. These rubber wedges attach to the strings that you want to silence while you work. Using different materials could easily cause those strings to break.
The owners of Bethesda Piano Tuning by PianoCraft advise starting with a light dusting is necessary when tuning the piano. Also, if you want to hear the notes clearly, try to work in a quiet room that is even soundproof. Close the windows, turn off any appliances that may hum in the background, and refrain from trying to tune the piano while watching television!
Start with middle C and give the key a solid strike as your first step. When a string loses its tension, pianos typically become out of tune. As a result, the note becomes flat, so anticipate numerous flat notes as you work. To slightly loosen the middle C wire, turn it counterclockwise with your tuning wrench. Then, to create tension, turn it clockwise, then try the key again and note if it has improved the sound accordingly.
To tune the piano in its entirety, play each note in the same octave. While you are working, use the mutes to silence nearby wires. Additionally, the proprietors of Bethesda Piano Tuning by PianoCraft point out that the majority of players are able to tune a piano by ear. Although not necessary, electronic tuners are helpful. If the notes are playing in unison and appear crisp and clear, you can usually tell.
In addition, they point out that piano owners can improve their technique with each tuning, making it easier and faster to tune the piano each time. For the first tuning, you can also call a registered piano technician so you can hear how each note should sound when in tune.
Bethesda Piano Tuning by PianoCraft’s owners encourage piano owners to maintain their instruments over time in addition to tuning them. They point out that performing a thorough cleaning is essential to ensuring that the instrument functions properly each time you sit down to play. Maintaining a clean keyboard is an essential step. Anything between the keys, particularly anything that is sticky, may prevent them from properly striking the wires. You might consciously try to make up for the damage by tapping the keyboard. Clean that keyboard frequently, even when you use it, to avoid this.
In addition, they point out to piano owners that the bodies of wood pianos contract and expand as they absorb moisture and then dry out. In turn, it’s good to keep the piano in the same temperature and humidity level! Depending on the climate in your area, this might include a humidifier or a dehumidifier. When dusting the piano, use some wood cleaning soap instead of household soap. It won’t dry out unnecessarily as a result of this.
Additionally, the owners of Bethesda Piano Tuning by PianoCraft encourage piano owners in the local area to call them for any necessary tuning or other maintenance. Our Bethesda piano tuners can help make sure that your beloved instrument always plays and looks its best. We are also happy to address your concerns regarding piano upkeep.
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Their office is located at 7955 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814, but all services are provided in person.