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#2320410 - 08/26/14 10:01 PM I thought some of you pianists might find this interesting  
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Read how an aural piano tuner listens to beats to tune A4 from a fork using F2.

Then try to tune it yourself! It's not as easy as it seems.

It's in beta so any comments are appreciated.

http://howtotunepianos.com/video-lessons/test-yourself-on-tuning-a4-using-the-f2-check-note/


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#2320449 - 08/26/14 11:58 PM Re: I thought some of you pianists might find this interesting [Re: Mark Cerisano]  
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Very cool!
My score was -44%. I think that's worse than my Gr. 9 Phys.-Ed. class mark:)
Man, I have the utmost admiration for what you technicians do. It really IS and art form unto itself.
Thanks for posting this.



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#2320528 - 08/27/14 07:24 AM Re: I thought some of you pianists might find this interesting [Re: Mark Cerisano]  
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Thank you for the post, Mark.

This will make an impression on any player about the complexities that piano tuners deal with on a daily basis.



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#2320609 - 08/27/14 10:04 AM Re: I thought some of you pianists might find this interesting [Re: Rich Galassini]  
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Not to slightly hijack this thread, but when I saw the word "pianist" in the thread subject my first reaction was "that doesn't refer to me".

As a one year student currently at Elementary D level, I don't think I qualify. I wonder what other folks think?


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#2320618 - 08/27/14 10:21 AM Re: I thought some of you pianists might find this interesting [Re: Mark Cerisano]  
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I know a piano professor at Julliard who decided to have a go at tuning his own piano. It didn't work out very well!

#2320663 - 08/27/14 12:02 PM Re: I thought some of you pianists might find this interesting [Re: Mark Cerisano]  
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Piano Tuning Pedagogy is not a popular field, and as such, has not received the rigour that it deserves.

The variation in teaching methods is huge, and the success rate of finding a match between teacher and student is not easy.

Hey. It sounds like piano lessons!


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#2320666 - 08/27/14 12:04 PM Re: I thought some of you pianists might find this interesting [Re: AJF]  
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Originally Posted by AJF
Very cool!
My score was -44%. I think that's worse than my Gr. 9 Phys.-Ed. class mark:)
Man, I have the utmost admiration for what you technicians do. It really IS and art form unto itself.
Thanks for posting this.


The algorithm has nine recordings. Recording number 5 is 100%. Because of the low tolerance of the PTG tuning exam, the neighbouring recordings score around -40%. Be glad you didn't get -643%!

You were one recording off of 100%. Good for you.


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#2320775 - 08/27/14 05:15 PM Re: I thought some of you pianists might find this interesting [Re: BrianDX]  
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Originally Posted by BrianDX
Not to slightly hijack this thread, but when I saw the word "pianist" in the thread subject my first reaction was "that doesn't refer to me".

As a one year student currently at Elementary D level, I don't think I qualify. I wonder what other folks think?


The funny thing is, I originally wrote "piano players", but PW has a limit on number of characters for a title. So, congratulations, you've arrived. (If it were only that simple ;-)


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#2320799 - 08/27/14 06:18 PM Re: I thought some of you pianists might find this interesting [Re: Mark Cerisano]  
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I tune pianos, but I'm also a "piano player"...so I took the test. 100%. Fun...thanks!


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