Posted by A Shackleford on 8th Jun 2016
Here at Shackleford Pianos, we offer a world-class piano tuning and repair service designed to maintain and protect your valuable investment. We employ highly trained piano tuner technicians who are passionate about their craft and always look to produce the best possible work to keep your piano playing at it’s optimum performance level. Find out more about the Shackleford Pianos team.
All modern pianos should be tuned to A440hz – International Concert Pitch, this is the pitch that most modern musical instruments have been designed and constructed to best deliver their individual tone and volume. Pitch level can be likened to a language and all instruments can be said to be talking the same language if they're being played to the same pitch level. A good example is an orchestra or choir. If an orchestra or choir were to all play or sing at different pitch levels…. well it wouldn’t sound very good!
Maintaining Concert Pitch is also vitally important when considering the education of children as it has been scientifically proven that most early learning is aural dependant. Both adults and children can have fun with aural learning by downloading the Aural Trainer App
It is extremely important to keep your piano regularly tuned and serviced for the following reasons:
For your piano to be presented at its optimum level, it's important to understand the different types of maintenance procedures involved.
There are several factors that make pianos go out of tune, and these are thereasons why you need to have your piano regularly maintained.
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Shackleford Pianos specialises in full piano restoration and a common part of this process is removing the frame. This photo series is taken whilst a team of 4 piano technicians removes the 150 KG solid frame from a Chickering grand piano. Prior to this point in the restoration process, all the strings have been removed and [...]
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