Before starting your beginner’s piano lesson, it’s better to check the piano out. The convenience of your playing is determined by the condition of your piano. Make sure everything is on the right position, so it can sound excellent as you wish it to be heard. Otherwise, if you find something in incorrect position, the sound can be heard unpleasant and weird. In short, checking your piano before playing is a must to ensure your comfort.
Finding out when your piano was last tuned is also essential. It’s because your piano needs to be tuned as soon as possible, especially if you have removed it from another place or you have lifted it up stairs or moved it down stairs. If your piano has been tuned within the last six months, then it’s still fine.
As the next step in this part of the piano lesson, you have to check the note whether it sounds properly like it should or not. This step can be done by hitting every key on you piano, slowly but sure. Your piano can be said well if every time you push each key, they can move easily and smoothly. Also after you hit the keys you should check if they can silently come back to their positions. The sequence of notes must be heard loud and clear anytime you push them one by one. If you find one is weaker that the others or one is noisier, certainly there is something wrong with it. You should take care of it and pay more attention into it.
As the last step in this lesson, please press down the pedals to ensure their performances and functions. Make sure they can move silently as well as delicately. The pedals might not be always tuned, but it’s also important to have them adjusted if it’s required.
What do you do if the piano needs tuning or has any faulty notes?
Surely you need to find an expert tuner technician, especially if the piano is your own property. However, if the piano belongs to someone else, you should go telling the owner that the piano seems requiring special reparation or serious checking.
The thing is, whatever the problem, the piano should be tuned and fixed as soon as possible.
Is it okay to play the piano when you know it needs to be repaired?
Yes, it’s okay as long as all the keys in the middle of the keyboard are sounding well. Also, it’s allowed if the keys work just the way they should. Otherwise, if there are some keys in the middle don’t work as they should be, then you should be patient and wait until it’s repaired. It’s not advised to use the faulty notes to be played, since it can make your playing less convenient and less comfortable.
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