Generally, a piano should be tuned once or twice in a year. Actually, it depends on the condition of the piano as well as on multiple other factors like: humidity fluctuation, quality requirement of sound, frequency of playing, quality of handling and of course finances.
For an amateur player it is recommend to tune once in a year. Any longer than this may cause the overall tension and pitch of the instrument to change, usually going pretty flat. Severe damage can cause a higher repairing investment too. However, if the piano is being played in a school or church, it means it is used on a regular basis. For this kind of setting, it is recommended to tune twice to four times a year.
(Do not forget to consider the overall cause of tune changing).
Generally, the more a piano is being played in public and becoming an entertainment factor on a daily basis, the higher it needs servicing. Make sure piano tuning and repairs are done from a professional technician of music.
What months are best to tune a piano?
When choosing a time of the year for piano tuning, some believe that spring and fall are the best seasons as they come after major seasonal changes. This is true, the relative humidity becomes the most ideal for a piano tuning. This means if you want your piano to perform for a longer period without major fluctuations, consider to tune in the month of April and May or October and November. The time of tuning becomes a major problem especially in areas like Northern Territory where wet and dry are the two main seasons in the entire year.
If your home or establishment has the ability to maintain normal temperature and humidity, nothing can be more suitable for a piano than that. Or you can also opt for a Damp Chaser or similar humidity control system. In general situations, the best time for piano tuning can be the months where changes in season takes place.
Whenever you decide to tune, stick with it and consider the same time every year for piano tuning. Remember, regular tuning can keep you at a constant bay of innovative music.
So enjoy yourself and make a joyful noise!
If you and your friends or siblings are music fanatics and have a band, then setting up a music room can allow you to engage yourselves into different types of interactive musical activities. Whether you are fond of classical music, pop, rock or metal, you can play anything you like as per your preferences. All you need to do is follow a few important tips in order to set up the room in a proper manner. Those tips have been discussed below in detail –
Decide the place
It is suggested to choose any available room in your house rather than to transform a functional room into a musical place. You can opt for the basement or garage area for setting up your very own melodious room. If you have multiple musical instruments to set up, then make sure that your preferred area has plenty of floor space to house all the equipment properly.
Paint the room
After deciding the place, the first thing that must be done is to give the area a pleasing visual appearance. This can be achieved by using bright and vibrant wall paints. Never use dull shades because they can impart a tired look to the room, which is not at all appropriate for any kind of activity room. If you need some painting suggestions, then it is best to opt for professional help.
Soundproof it and install electrical points
It is important to make your music room a soundproof one so that your neighbours don’t get disturbed while you are practicing for a gig. Thus, install quality level of carpets and heavy curtains to prevent exchange of sound to and from the room. Also use sound proof tiles. These tiles are available in a range of design & style options and can be removed as well as rearranged according to your needs.
After performing all the aforementioned tasks would come the part of placing all your musical instruments within the room in an organised manner. If you are going to place a piano, make sure that your room has enough space so that the instrument can fit ideally. Make sure your instrument is in good condition. If needed, contact a professional offering the services of piano tuning and repairs and ensure that it is working properly. Place other musical instruments such as guitar, violin, trumpet, etc. accordingly.
Apart from following all the aforementioned tips, don’t forget for proper seats too.