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What is Equal Temperament?

By | February 7th, 2018|Piano Tuning, Tuning Hammer|

Equal temperament is a system of musical tuning in which the frequency interval of adjacent note pairs has the equal ratios and distance between notes. This interval is usually determined by the octave, or another large interval, into smaller, yet equal, ratios. Traditionally, classical music has used the twelve-tone equal temperament system, which is often [...]

Invention of the Tuning Fork

By | November 22nd, 2017|Piano Repair Service, Piano Tuning|

The tuning fork is an instrument that was created to tune musical instruments. Its invention is credited to John Shore, a British musician, Sergeant Trumpeter, and Lutenist, in the year 1711. The tuning fork looks similar to a fork, with two prongs that extend from a U-shaped steel bar. When stricken, its vibrations emit a [...]

Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata

By | October 11th, 2017|Piano Technician, Piano Tuning|

Renowned pianist and composer Ludwig van Beethoven published Pathetique Sonata, alternatively referred to as Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op, in 1799. The French meaning of “pathetique” is emotional or passionate, and it is said Beethoven personally chose to title the composition such because of the sonata’s tendency to represent both romance and [...]

What Can I Do to Help My Piano Stay in Tune Longer?‎

By | March 29th, 2017|Piano Tuning, Tuning Hammer|

A piano is an investment. To maintain its value and receive consistent use, it needs routine maintenance and care. Regular tunings are required to maintain a proper pitch that ensures your piano is enjoyed year round. Regular piano tuning is an important part of your instrument’s care. Manufacturers recommend that pianos should be tuned every [...]

Why Does a Piano Need to be Tuned After Being Moved?

By | January 4th, 2017|Piano Technician San Francisco Bay Area, Piano Tuning|

Moving your piano from one room to another, one home to another, or across the country will affect its sound and performance. A piano needs to be tuned after being moved to make necessary adjustments due to changes in climate and humidity, different or uneven floor levels, and handling issues that may cause it go [...]

What is Piano Tuning?

By | December 6th, 2016|Piano Repair Service, Piano Technician, Piano Tuning|

What is Piano Tuning? Your piano is an investment that will bring joy to your family for decades. To maintain and preserve it so it produces the highest-quality sound, it should be tuned on a regular basis, depending on usage, weather, vibrations, and other factors. Piano tuning involves adjusting the tension of the stretch of [...]

How Often Should I Tune and Service My Piano?

By | November 9th, 2016|Piano Repair Service, Piano Technician San Francisco Bay Area, Piano Tuning|

Professionally servicing and tuning your piano will not only provide you with the best and highest-quality sound, but it will also protect your piano, extend its life, and prevent costly repairs in the future. How often you should tune and service your piano depends on many factors, including your piano’s and its sensitivity to the [...]

What is The Average Cost to Tune a Piano?

By | October 5th, 2016|Piano Repair, Piano Tuning, Tuning Hammer|

Your instrument is an investment in your future and regular piano maintenance will ensure maintaining its optimal tone and touch.  Average Piano Tuning Cost depends on the qualifications of your piano technician.  It can bring you and your family a lifetime of music, adding immeasurable joy and beauty to your home. Since it is also such [...]

A-440 Piano Tuning & Repair Services

By | August 10th, 2016|Piano Tuning, Tuning Hammer|

Know the importance of tuning your piano regularly at A-440 Concert-Pitch.  A-440 Piano Tuning & Repair Services keep your piano up to pitch and functioning optimally.  Expert repair services ensure your piano is maintained to the level of craftsmanship it deserves and was designed to perform at.  Piano teachers insist that pianos be maintained at [...]

Steinway & Sons, Kawai, Yamaha

By | June 21st, 2016|Piano Selection & Consultation, Piano Tuning|

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Why Do Pianos Need to be Tuned?

By | August 6th, 2015|Piano Repair Service, Piano Technician, Piano Tuning|

Why Do Pianos Need to be Tuned? A piano is a precision instrument—proper acoustics and best harmony requires routine tuning by an expert technician. Pianos need to be tuned, even if they are not played regularly, for several reasons: Each piano has about 250 strings, all of which will stretch over time and use. Each [...]

Expert Piano Tuner Burlingame

By | July 13th, 2015|Piano Technician San Francisco Bay Area, Piano Tuning|

Expert Piano Tuner Burlingame and Surrounding Area.  Robert's Piano Service provides professional, high-quality piano tuning and repair services to the San Francisco Peninsula.  All Makes and Models Serviced including Steinway & Sons, Kawai, Shigeru Kawai, C. Bechstein, Yamaha, Bosendorfer, Bluthner, Seiler, Mason & Hamlin, and Charles Walter Pianos. Visit Carnes Piano Company, Yamaha Peninsula Piano, [...]