Tuning in private homes comprises the majority of the work performed by Roseman Piano Tuning. Having been trained to use the traditional method of tuning by ear, the latest electronic tuning equipment is used to supplement aural tuning when it is more efficient, will lower your cost or is better for your piano. Tunings are always checked with aural tests, as it is people, not machines, which hear the music.
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How often should my piano be tuned?
Most manufacturers recommend tuning at least twice a year. If your piano has gone without tuning for more than one year, it may have dropped in tension and pitch. Pianos have over 200 strings with about 150 lbs. tension each. That totals around 30,000 lbs. of tension. As a result, pianos are constantly dropping in tension and in pitch. If your piano has not been tuned within 12 months, it may have dropped in pitch too much to be brought back up in one tuning. The extra tuning is required, because for every amount the pitch is raised on a string, it drops back 10-38% within about ten minutes. A pitch raise, then, consists of rough tuning the instrument above standard pitch by a calculated amount so that the pitch ends up close enough to A-440 that on a second tuning, it can be tuned optimally.
Tuning service is also available for concert, studio and institutional settings.