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The first, most notable change in a piano over the course of time, will be the tuning. There are many reasons a piano may naturally go out of tune, the foremost of which being the extreme amounts of pressure exerted on various parts of the piano, and the constant changes in the atmosphere (i.e temperature and humidity). The latter is especially true during the transitional seasons such as the temperature drop in fall, and the increasing humidity in spring. It is in these seasons that you are most likely to notice a significant change in the intonation of your instrument. In order to maintain a good pitch, it is advisable to have your piano tuned at least twice a year (i.e when you turn the heat on, and when you turn the air conditioning on.)
When a piano is left un-serviced for extended periods of time, it is common for the entire pitch to drop. This means that all of the strings have dropped below the standard frequency (A=440). When this happens, additional steps must be taken when tuning ,to raise (or drop) the pitch of the piano. It is best to have your piano serviced regularly to avoid this. Your technician will be able to tell you whether or not your piano requires a pitch raise.
Due to the thousands of moving parts in the action of a piano, a certain amount of precision is required of each and every piece in order to maintain the optimal playing experience. Many of these parts consist of felt, paper, or wood, and are subject to wear through use. These parts eventually need to be serviced and/or replaced. Wiggling or clicking keys, uneven damping of the strings, inconsistent touch throughout the keys, these are all signs that your piano may need some regulating. Regulating is the fine tune adjustment of all the mechanical parts of the action and damper system, to provide an even touch across the keyboard.
Got a key that won’t play? How about a damper that won’t lift? These are considered minor repairs. Don’t put them on hold though, as they are a major annoyance to the player. As you continue to add hours and hours of use on your piano, it is not uncommon for something under the hood to give way. These repairs are widely varying, and must be addressed part by part.