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#611375 - 04/15/04 01:43 PM piano tuning and regulation How ???
nextturnpls Offline
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Registered: 09/20/01
Posts: 35
Hi to all piano technician and lover,

I would like to find out usually how long does it take for a full time piano teacher to master piano tunning and regulation.

Should I learn the art of piano tuning as leisure by ear which was suggusted by my piano tuner or go through the easier and faster way such as with the help of tuning machine.

What are the basic tuning equipments should I purchase?

Could anyone please recommend me an updated and good contents piano tuning book for reading.

Felix
Thanks

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#611376 - 04/15/04 05:53 PM Re: piano tuning and regulation How ???
Ron Alexander Offline
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Registered: 06/17/03
Posts: 1292
Loc: North Carolina
Felix, piano technology is a much different world compared to playing and teaching the piano.
Many are surprised and find this hard to believe.

Piano tuning involves tempering or setting beat speeds between the various intervals. It is much too involved for me to write a treatise here. Bill Bremmer posts here in this forum. He has written some excellent articles and I am sure he will chime in and give you his web site. I do not recall and cannot find his site without interrupting this post. I suggest you read his articles to get an overview of what tuning entails. Though Bill's articles are very detailed, you can get an idea of what you are facing if you decide to learning tuning.

You asked about learning aural or purchasing a machine. You probably already know there has long been a fierce debate between aural tuners and tuners who use an ETD. My opinion, is aural tuning should be learned first. Most of the modern ETD's use the latest technology and are very very accurate. They can also be used to assist a new tuner to train his/her ear, but I (and many others) feel there is no substitute for a trained and experienced ear in conjunction with an ETD.

Repair is an essential part of tuning. I know people who "tune," but cannot repair and I would hesitate to call them a piano technician. Many are also limited in their ability to properly tune. Randy Potter has a correspondence course, I believe the web site is www.pianotuning.com and is probably the best correspondence course available. Many here will probably elaborate upon my comments and furnish you with additional
information.

Regards,
Ron
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#611377 - 04/17/04 12:50 AM Re: piano tuning and regulation How ???
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Registered: 07/29/01
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Loc: Melbourne, Florida USA
I cannot over emphasize how important Randy Potter's Course is. Any other correspondent course is woefully inadequate compared to it, especially the American course. If you are serious about this contact Potter!!!
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