Piano Tuner Service in Tucson and across Southern Arizona.
Experienced and highly rated piano tuner Jason Lawson will help make your piano sound as good as the music you want to create. Call 520-444-7323 today!
When do you need a piano tuner?
Why do you need a piano tuner??
How do you know if your instrument needs help from a professional piano tuner? Many factors cause pianos to go out of tune, particularly atmospheric changes. For instance, changes in humidity will affect the pitch of a piano; high humidity causes the sound board to swell, stretching the strings and causing the pitch to go sharp, while low humidity has the opposite effect.
Changes in temperature can also affect the overall pitch of a piano. In newer pianos the strings gradually stretch and wooden parts compress, causing the piano to go flat, while in older pianos the tuning pins (that hold the strings in tune) can become loose and don’t hold the piano in tune as well. Frequent and hard playing can also cause a piano to go out of tune. For these reasons, many piano manufacturers recommend that new pianos have a piano tuning service done four times during the first year and twice a year afterwards.
An out-of-tune piano can often be identified by the characteristic “honky tonk” or beating sound it produces, which indicates that a piano tuning service is needed. This is when you should call a piano tuner like Jason Lawson. Click here to contact us now!
In Case You Want to Know More…
This fluctuation in the sound intensity is a result of two (or more) tones of similar frequencies being played together. For example, if a piano string tuned to 440 Hz (vibrations per second) is played together with a piano string tuned to 442 Hz, the resulting tone beats at a frequency of 2 Hz, due to the constructive and destructive interference between the two tones.
Likewise, if you play a string tuned to 220 Hz (with a harmonic at 440 Hz) together with a string tuned at 442 Hz, the same 2 Hz beat is heard. Because pianos typically have multiple strings for each piano key, these strings are tuned to the same frequency to get rid of beats.
The frequency of vibrations determines the pitch of the note. The string’s length, mass, and tension determine the vibrating string’s frequency. Piano strings are wrapped around tuning pins. A piano tuner will incrementally turn the pins to adjust the strings tensions during a piano tuning service.
The sum (blue) of two sine waves (red, green) is shown as one of the waves increases in frequency. The two waves are initially the same, then the frequency of the green wave is gradually increased by 25%. Constructive and destructive interference can be seen.