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Total Control

Posted on January 23, 2018 by tuner

If you analyze my tuning, you might say that it exhibits total control of intervals and unisons. That would also include octaves.  Recently I have stopped using a temperament strip during the final tuning with grand pianos.  In other words … Continue reading

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Tuning in Dallas

Posted on October 14, 2017 by tuner

After having lived in Dallas from 2nd grade on, one gets a feeling for all the music being taught and performed in this area. I recall singing in Elem. School Classes. I played in orch. at Hill Jr High and … Continue reading

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Pianist needed

Posted on October 13, 2017 by tuner

The Dallas Ballet is in need of a rehearsal pianist.  Service is needed on mwf from 5:30 to 7 pm.    Call Brent Klopfenstein at 214-577-7542 for details.    They have a spacious dance floor and Brent is easy to … Continue reading

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The Cost of tuning a piano in cents.

Posted on September 18, 2017 by tuner

The tuning price can be looked at as a daily charge. If you take the average yearly cost and divide by 365, you may be surprised at how little it really costs in terms of daily upkeep. I came up … Continue reading

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How long does it take to tune a piano?

Posted on September 14, 2016 by tuner

It seems that most of the first time residential tunings that I do are with pianos that are way out of wack. Sometimes certain sections are not so bad, but other sections can be very sharp or flat. These pianos … Continue reading

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Minor adjustments with hammers and more

Posted on July 6, 2016 by tuner

Having a piano that is in good tune is part of the equation. Getting the hammers evened up tonally is another aspect. A hammer could have moved to one side so that the sound is adversely affected. On a vertical … Continue reading

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To close or not to close your fallboard; that is the question.

Posted on January 31, 2016 by tuner

Covering the keys with what is known as the fallboard will protect them from various kinds of damage.  On a recent job I was called out to remove broken glass from the keys of a spinet piano which was caused by … Continue reading

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Dehumidifiers

Posted on April 1, 2015 by tuner

I am a certified installer of Dampp-Chaser products for pianos. If you have me install just the dehumidifiers and humidistat, you will notice a big difference in tuning stability. A vertical piano needs just one dehumidifier and one humidistat. Grand … Continue reading

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National Music Camp Concert at the White House 1962

Posted on November 27, 2013 by tuner

Click on the pic for a larger view. Scroll to the right to see everything. I attended the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan in the Summer of 1962. I was very lucky to be included in a reduced size … Continue reading

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1960’s Wurlitzer Studio Piano

Posted on March 21, 2013 by tuner

Back in March 2013 I was servicing a public school piano made in 1969. Wurlitzer made those older studio pianos to last.  I could have just tuned the piano, but I looked at the hammers and saw all that wear.  … Continue reading

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