Are you embarrassed by your own piano because it sounds out of tune? Does your piano have one particular sour note that seems to be in nearly every song you try to play? Did you know that you can fix that sour note yourself without calling an expensive professional? This course demonstrates what causes a piano to sound out of tune, and gives instruction on how to fix it yourself. You will be introduced to the basic principles of an acoustic piano, how the strings can go out of tune, and specifically what you need to do in order to tune that sour note yourself.
This lecture section introduces the instructor, and the nature of dealing with a piano with a sour note.
This lecture section presents and describes the equipment necessary for tuning a piano and the likely purchase costs. Also, weather factors that may impact tuning are explained.
This lecture session explains how an acoustic piano works, and describes the two different types of acoustic pianos.
This lecture session explains how and why most piano strings are grouped together in groups of twos and threes, and how that will impact the tuning process.
This lecture session advises about some safety considerations when working with piano strings, and describes the step-by-step process of tuning a piano.
This lecture session uses wide angle and close up views to demonstrate how to actually tune a sour note on a piano.
Thomas Daniel is a college band director in Alabama, which is located in the southern United States. He holds a PhD in Music Education from Auburn University, and plays bass guitar, rhythm guitar, and flute. Tom loves to divide his time equally between Beethoven, Bach, The Beatles, and Count Basie.