Hand-selected websites for the piano owner or player on tuning and care of pianos
These websites are selected by this author for their value to the piano owner, particularly those on a budget, who like doing things yourself, or who just want to know more about the piano. These sites have lots of good information for free or are a good value.
- Guide to Chromatic TunersThere is more to learn about electronic chromatic tuning devices like the one recommended in our tutorial. Tunerchromatic.com explains them all.
- Piano Tuning FAQ
Our own Piano Tuning Frequently Asked Questions page with more information on, well, piano tuning, of course.
- Cincinnati Piano Tuning FAQ
Answers to frequently asked questions about professional piano tuning, in very readable terms.
- Piano Technician Website
When you are ready to learn more about the guts of your piano, here is the place. An extensive website dealing with all the fine details of the piano, from temperament to value.
- The Piano Education Page
This is a huge piano site! They describe themselves as a "one-stop resource for teachers, students, parents of students, and fans of the piano with over 800 pages of free information." I'd say I have to agree.
- Teaching Piano Lessons
Tammy Widjaja's site is a thorough series of online piano lessons, presenting what she learned from being taught by her grandmother.
- Tuning a Piano Yourself
This is actually part of this website. But it's pretty cool, if I do say so myself. A simple, straightforward description of the tools and methods used to tune your own piano. I had a heck of a time finding the straight dope on how to tune a piano on the web, so I figured it out myself and posted it for the world to see.
- Piano World Forums
Rub shoulders with the experts. Extensive forums visited by amatuers and professionals in all aspects of the piano. There's a forum for every dimension, from tuning to restoration to piano teachers and performers.
- Piano Technician's Guild
Piano resources for piano owners, teachers and technicians. The Guild also administers a certification program for piano technicians, if piano tuning and care interests you as potential professional field.
- Piano Owner's Survival Guide
Here's a comprehensive online piano tuning and repair manual. Be very patient--it takes a while to load--he has a lot of bells and whistles. SCROLL DOWN to find the actual manual.
- Kastura Shareware - Shareware for Creative Mac Users
Offers several software tuner programs for Mac OS X.
- Historic American Sheet Music
You want sheet music? I got yer sheet music right here! A large online historical archive of American sheet music that you can view and print. These are scanned images of the originals, in color. Fascinating for historians and piano players.
- The Internet Piano Page
A large number of MIDI files of classical piano works by a large variety of great composers from Bach to Rachmaninoff. Most are said to be performed by professionals. A very nice collection.
- Classical Piano Midi Page
Another large selection of MIDI files of classical piano works; some in MP3 format as well. Rather than recordings, these MIDI files were entered note-for-note then adjusted digitally for the desired sound. The result, to my ear, is a richer sound over straight MIDI.