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Why does my piano go out of tune?

The piano is a finely balanced instrument, carrying a tension of about 20 tonnes in total. Anything that changes the condition of the parts supporting this great tension will alter the string tensions causing the piano to fall out of tune. Below is a list of the main reasons a piano goes out of tune:

  • Humidity and temperature changes
  • Strings stretching especially for new pianos
  • Normal use
  • The piano is moved

How often to have my piano tuned?

It depends on different circumstances. How often do you play it? Where is piano situated? Generally speaking, the more playing, the more tuning. Pianists, piano teachers, schools and students preparing for piano exams should have their pianos tuned at least 2 to 4 times a year. For learners, amateurs and for pianos rarely played, they should be tuned at least once a year. If the piano has not been tuned for a long time, a pitch raise may be required and subsequent tuning visits required to make the piano stable. For new pianos and newly re-strung pianos, it is suggested they be tuned 4 times in the first year.

What are the signs that my piano needs regulation?

If your instrument displays a lack of sensitivity or a decreased dynamic range, it is the time to regulate. There are a list can tell you piano needs regulation.

  • The keys are not levelling. Some higher or lower than others.
  • Touch is uneven. Some keys are sluggish or sticking.
  • An inability to execute pianissimo, quick repetition or legato.
  • Double hitting
  • Chord playing where the notes don’t speak clearly.
  • Other abnormal

Does my piano need voicing?

Your piano may benefit from voicing if some of the following exist.

  • Your piano sounds different from when you bought it.
  • Tone is not even from note to note.
  • An inability to achieve a range of tone, mellow to bright at different volumes.
  • Sound becomes harsh or dull.
  • Cannot play softly.
  • Hammer felt becomes flat or grooved.

Why choose Premium Piano Tuning?

Professional piano tuning should only be done by a qualified piano technician that has the formal education, experience and high standard.