This is a terrific series presented from Chicago land by Drwoodwind
Part one (one of six) is a video using the Verituner to tune a piano in the confines of a practice room somewhere in ‘Chicagoland’.
Drwoodwind said it’s January outside of Chicago, it’s a Mason & Hamilton upright, indoor humidity is 21% so naturally it’s pretty flat
Today I’m going to try and pitch raise and fine tune as efficiently as possible using the Verituner. I will display all three over pulls, so it’s roughly 10% in this area, 25% in this area and 35% overpull in this area
The goal is to, after the first pass, be as close to a fine tuning as we can be so there is minimum adjustment left to be done for that final pass
The Verituner needs to get some information, it will update it’s information as we go (in real time)
it’s about 20 % err- 20 cents flat, I’m working to fill the [ I ] (Inharmonicity) I’m on the medium ‘zoom’ right now and I’m actually going to start these about half way between the first two arrows. I only have the needle displayed A3 A4 is in the ‘bracket’ for the temperment. I’ll go ahead and give it A5 so it knows about what (Inharmonicity) is there
And now it’s a matter of going through the piano giving it the information it needs to fill those [ I’s ]
Notice how I sound the note first to let the VERITUNER start calculating before I even move the hammer
starting at about twelve o’clock over here taking my time in this temperment section to try and fill the [ I ]
This should work for any style even the built in styles or one of my custom styles (one for all)
I’m measuring the right string, when I come back and tune this piano for good, I’ll be working on the left string over-pull
this isn’t so much a ‘tuning’ pass as a ‘measuring’ pass until we reach the bass strings, just while I’m working I might as well get something done.
If you are ‘close’ you can use the ‘ zoom ‘
I’ll go ahead and pull the unisons for these three strings (in the bass section) here
Notice it was a miss measure over-pull but I know that I was just over pulling the previous note less than a cent.