How to Tune a Piano Blog

Step-by-step procedure & proper tools

This piano tuning blog is a companion to our How to Tune a Piano Yourself tutorial. In this blog we expand on the tutorial with new information and perspectives on do-it-yourself piano tuning. If it is your first time here, visit the tutorial first.

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Recommended Books on Piano Tuning

Our tuning tutorial presents an effective but very simplified approach to piano tuning; much more remains to be learned. As we say in our introduction, it's hard to find good explanations for the beginner; if you understand what I have presented first, you'll find these other sources easier to follow. Several piano tuning books that are among the most highly-regarded resources in the field include the following:

Piano Tuning by ReblitzPiano Servicing, Tuning, and Rebuilding, Second Edition : for the Professional, the Student, and the Hobbyist by Arthur A. Reblitz. The "bible" of introductory tuning texts. "All the information essential to the art of restoring and maintaining a piano; from minor repairs and cleaning to major tuning and complete restoration techniques." It has excellent reviews.
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The Piano Book: Buying & Owning a New or Used Piano by Larry FineThe Piano Book: Buying and Owning a New or Used Piano by Larry Fine. Not really a tuning book, but rather an excellent reference for the instrument in general. If you care enough about your piano to tune it, you really should learn as much as you can about owning it first.
Complete Course in Professional Piano Tuning: Repair and Rebuilding by Floyd A. StevensComplete Course in Professional Piano Tuning: Repair and Rebuilding by Floyd A Stevens. This text for those really serious about piano tuning, but it is still readable for those without prior experience in tuning.

05/14/12