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Piano Tuning Aids
By Roger Waring

Hi all,  The thread on tuning fires me up as usual.

It seems to me that any artificial device, whether an electronic box,
or a computer microphone feeding into software, has considerable
limitations.  I have tried one program, and from experience find that
it can only tune one string at a time.  This therefore has obvious
limitations, not least on setting perfect unisons and on establishing
correct intervals.

Also, background noise is a problem.  Does the latest offering overcome
these deficiencies?  I know of at least one tuner who "learned" using
an electronic tuner, but who came to college to improve and graduate
using the traditional methods.  Often the characteristics of individual
pianos means that a compromise has to be reached, and there is no finer
judge of what sounds good than the human ear.

No, I'll stick to my flaps -- when some device comes along that tells
me that C-E is beating at 10.38 [Hz], _then_ I will be impressed.

Roger Waring

(Message sent Thu 5 Nov 1998, 19:08:52 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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