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Topic: Technicalities!!!!!  (Read 1527 times)

Offline Flavia

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Technicalities!!!!!
on: December 10, 2004, 07:30:19 AM
Hello Frens!!!

Now A technical Confusion is that what exactly is the process of Tuning?

How are the different instruments tuned and what is done?

Pianos are tuned when made?

Do they need Tuning again and again?

Vocals if not heard then from the sheet Music can tuning be done?

Such many more..........................

Please help my suffering soul!!! :-[



Offline mound

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Re: Technicalities!!!!!
Reply #1 on: December 10, 2004, 03:53:58 PM
Tuning involves tightening or losening the strings to the point that they sound the proper pitch when struck.

that is the same for all stringed instruments. 

acoustic pianos need to be tuned whenever they go out of tune. weather, being moved around, amount of use all play a role in how often that is.

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Vocals if not heard then from the sheet Music can tuning be done?
I have no idea what you are asking here.

Check this out:

https://members.aol.com/chang8828/tuning.htm

-Paul

Offline Flavia

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Re: Technicalities!!!!!
Reply #2 on: December 10, 2004, 05:52:20 PM
Thx mound.

What i want to ask is u say that it is tigtening the strings till they sound rite.
what is that rite????

if there is a vocal base of some sort say specified frequency or sound recorded then it can be taken as reference what otherwise???

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Re: Technicalities!!!!!
Reply #3 on: December 10, 2004, 06:11:02 PM
There is a reference pitch known as "concert pitch" to which the piano is tuned.  That reference frequency is A 440, meaning that the A above middle C is the sound of a string vibrating at 440 cycles per second.  There are such things as tuning forks that provide this reference frequency.
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Re: Technicalities!!!!!
Reply #4 on: December 10, 2004, 06:18:49 PM
Thx to u Prof Jazz,

Now the point is concert pitch u mentioned is onLy for piano then what about other instruments do they need to b is same frequency in a symphony or orchestra..??

Also some percussion and rhythm instruments are tuned i heard why is that for????

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Re: Technicalities!!!!!
Reply #5 on: December 10, 2004, 06:58:57 PM
In an orchestra all instruments are tuned to the concert pitch A440.

Certain percussion instruments (e.g. timpani ) also need to be tuned because they can produce a well-defined range of pitches, depending on the tension, the size of the drum head, and where you strike the drum. 
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