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#1126054 - 04/10/07 11:45 PM Is there such a thing as a frequency detector?  
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Is there such a thing as a frequency detector I can buy?
For my first time tuning, is it okay to tune middle octave to precise frequencies if I don’t hear beats? If so, should I tune the middle octave any amount higher so that as the extremes add pressure the tuning “falls” to right?

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#1126055 - 05/15/07 01:25 PM Re: Is there such a thing as a frequency detector?  
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#1126056 - 11/23/07 05:11 PM Re: Is there such a thing as a frequency detector?  
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There are many, many sites that deal with the question of piano tuning. Most laptop computers in the last few years have a built-in microphone. "TuneLab" is one program that you can download in a trial version that, when loaded into your computer, will give you a FAR MORE PRECISE frequency reading than ANY store-bought tuner. I mean that.

Also, you can't really tune a piano with a guitar tuner, at least, not in a way that will produce satisfying results. Programs like Tunelab are infinitely more precise, and will provide a rough and ready "stretch" tuning that is based on the harmonics of your particular piano. You need that sort of info to do a pro job.

JG
http://pianosociety.com/cms/index.php?section=101
http://webjay.org/by/exposedfifths/welltempered-johnlewisgrant#16039765
http://music.download.com/johngrant/3600-8277_32-100295882.html


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