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From Falsehoods to Flawless Tunings: Unveiling the 12 Piano Tuning Myths

Piano tuning can sometimes feel like a mysterious world filled with myths and misconceptions. As a piano technician, it's crucial to separate fact from fiction to achieve accurate, precise, and efficient tunings. In this blog post, we'll debunk 12 common piano tuning myths that have been circulating for years.

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  1. "Unmasking the Secrets of Perfect Piano Tuning: Debunking 12 Myths"

  2. "Master the Art of Piano Tuning: Exposing the Truth Behind the Myths"

  3. "From Falsehoods to Flawless Tunings: Unveiling the 12 Piano Tuning Myths"

  4. "12 Piano Tuning Myths: Busted Unleashing the Power of Accuracy and Efficiency"

  5. "Precision Unleashed: Shattering the Myths of Piano Tuning"

  6. "Tune like a Pro: The Real Deal Behind 12 Piano Tuning Myths"

Join us on this fun journey as we shed light on the truth and introduce the groundbreaking Go APE Aural Piano Tuning System, designed to revolutionize your approach to piano tuning.

  1. PIANO TUNING MYTH #1: "P4 beat at 1bps wide and P5 beat at 3 beats per 5 seconds narrow." Reality Check: Sorry to burst your bubble, but all intervals increase in speed chromatically by 6%. Say goodbye to this outdated myth!

  2. PIANO TUNING MYTH #2: "It takes time to learn to hear small differences in beat speeds." Reality Check: We're all born with the ability to hear down to 3%. Don't believe us? Take our free ear training course and put your beat speed difference sensitivity to the test!

  3. PIANO TUNING MYTH #3: "You must NOT bend the pin." Reality Check: Contrary to popular belief, bending the pin is a necessary skill for achieving good stability and making fine pitch adjustments. Only the Go APE Method reveals this technique.

  4. PIANO TUNING MYTH #4: "You must always use the same hammer technique on each tuning pin for the best stability." Reality Check: Every string has a different non-speaking length (NSL), which affects the result. Say goodbye to one-size-fits-all techniques!

  5. PIANO TUNING MYTH #5: "You must always put your hammer at 12:00 for best stability." Reality Check: The clock strikes differently in the world of piano tuning. Discover when and how to use 3:00 and 9:00 for better stability and easier tuning.

  6. PIANO TUNING MYTH #6: "You must play the key really hard to equalize string tensions for the best stability." Reality Check: Good news! The "Bend Test" offers a soft and stable tuning without the force and potential damage caused by hard blows.

  7. PIANO TUNING MYTH #7: "The best size octave in the temperament is the pure 4:2" or "The best size octave is the wide 4:2/narrow 6:3." Reality Check: Different pianos have different needs. Learn how to measure inharmonicity aurally to determine the best size octave for each piano.

  8. PIANO TUNING MYTH #8: "Check notes don't produce the best sounding octaves/larger intervals." Reality Check: Check notes not only offer better precision but also provide better accuracy when you use the right criteria. Trust the process!

  9. PIANO TUNING MYTH #9: "Using a slow pull technique produces poor stability." Reality Check: When applied correctly, the slow pull technique can actually enhance stability and speed up your tuning process. Master the art!

  10. PIANO TUNING MYTH #10: "For best stability, you must always go sharp and then ease the pin back down." Reality Check: Sometimes easing down can loosen the string. Learn when and how to use the "go sharp, ease down" technique for optimal results.

  11. PIANO TUNING MYTH #11: "The best stability occurs when all string segments have equalized tensions." Reality Check: Achieving better stability requires higher tension in the non-speaking length (NSL). Discover the secrets of the Go APE method to elevate your tunings.

  12. PIANO TUNING MYTH #12: "Electronic Tuning Devices (ETDs) produce a better tuning than the ear does." Reality Check: Not only is this myth wrong, but it undermines the centuries-old tradition of aural piano tuning. Embrace the power of the ear and the Go APE method for unmatched precision and artistry.

Bid farewell to these 12 piano tuning myths and embrace a modern approach to piano tuning. With the Go APE Aural Piano Tuning System, you'll achieve unmatched accuracy, precision, and efficiency in your tunings. Say goodbye to false information and unlock your true potential as a piano technician. Visit to access valuable resources, including the Go APE intro video and pre-order options.

Remember, learning should be fun, so why not laugh at these humorous myths while honing your skills? Embrace the power of knowledge and unleash your full potential in the world of piano tuning!

Ready to break free from the shackles of misinformation? Visit to learn more about the Go APE Aural Piano Tuning System. Join our community of passionate piano technicians and embark on a journey of precision, efficiency, and professional growth. Get ready to revolutionize your approach to piano tuning and unleash your full potential!

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