Stickney Piano Service, Missoula MT serving Missoula and surrounding areas.

Jeff Stickney
Piano Tuning & Service
(406) 542-2760
Serving Missoula and surrounding areas.


pitch raising

The pitch standard for tuning pianos is to tune the A above middle C to a frequency of 440, known as A440.  There are many reasons the overall pitch of the piano can deviate from that standard.  A few of those reasons are:

When the pitch is more than a certain amount sharp or (most commonly) flat from A440, then two passes through the tuning are required.  The first pass is considered a pitch correction – the purpose of which is to bring all the notes to their proper pitch relative to A440.  The second pass is considered a fine tuning – the purpose of which is to establish all the notes in their proper relationship and to solidify the tuning. 

Performing a pitch correction usually necessitates an additional charge to the base tuning fee, since more time and effort are put into the process of restoring your piano to it’s best sound.

Click here for more information about pitch raising on the PTG website.

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