- Zoe Lim
Piano Tuning in Singapore
Updated: Sep 22, 2020
Piano tuning involves adjusting the tension of the strings, such that the pitch and tones of the instrument are altered.
Manufacturers often recommend tuning a piano 3 to 4 times the first year out of the factory as the newly strung strings stretch and settle in the beginning years of a piano's lifespan. After which, usually 1 to 2 tunings each year will maintain the string's tension and the piano's structural integrity.
In this article, we will be sharing some tips for piano tuning and similar services that you can find in Singapore.
Keep the room temperature even
Singapore is known for its hot and humid weather. This may not be ideal for your piano when exposed to such conditions. The best is to keep your piano in a room where the temperature is even, not too heat nor too cold. Stay away from air conditioners, heater or fireplaces. This will help maintain your piano tunings as well as the stability of the strings.
2. Tune your piano 1 - 2 times a year
Do a regular check on your piano strings, even if you are not playing the piano often. Get them professionally tuned if you are not experienced with piano tuning. Here at Singapore Piano Hub, we offer such piano tuning services. More details can be found here. Professional piano tuners can also inform you of some issues that may go undetectable even by frequent piano players. Having a professional look inside you piano on a regular basis can prevent small mishaps from turning into a major problem.
Make sure to tune your piano strings as it will help correctly align the parts of the piano and preserve its beautiful tone.
3. How to tell if your piano needs tuning?
You can do so by checking if your piano produces the correct pitch. Compare the vibration rate of a note to the standard rate of vibration. The most commonly used test note is A-440 - the "A" note above middle C should produce 440 vibrations cycles per second when properly tuned. You can test this by using a tuner or a tuner app on your smartphone.
Piano tuning can be tricky especially if you are not experienced in this field. If you have any questions about piano repairing or tuning, do head over to this link, and drop us a message!
Zoe is an avid fan of all kinds of music. Her primary instrument is the guitar but she is always passionately learning how to play other instruments such as the drums and keyboard. She is currently playing the bass guitar in a band and has been routinely involved in music since she was a child.
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