Standard Piano Tuning is the most essential regularly scheduled form of piano maintenance. In order to keep your piano in good working condition we at Chicago Piano Tuner believe you should have your piano tuned by a professional every 6-12 months. Tuning is a process which alters the pitch of the piano. We use tuning as means to positively change intonation to best suit our standard of equal temperament and compliment the diatonic scale. Tuning restores the balance of the piano by returning it to the standard pitch for which it was designed. Regular tuning in equal temperament allows the piano to sound well in in any chosen key.
Piano tuning involves the physical manipulation and movement of approximately 236 tuning pins altering the tension of the wire which is attached to each tuning pin, in order to change the pitch, either higher (sharp) or lower (flat). Each note is “set” at a place which provides for the distribution of frequencies and beat rates that we find most pleasing to our ears. Piano tuning is an art in itself and takes many years to develop the knowledge, skills and proficiencies necessary for artistic tunings. Piano tuning in Chicago on a regular basis is especially important due to seasonal changes and frequent swings in temperature and humidity levels.