- Colin Nicholson
- Executive Poster
- Posts: 1836
- Joined: 04 Jul 2010, 19:15
- Location: Morpeth, Northumberland
If upright, depending on your regular custom & time allowed, most often small adjustments may be made (inadvertently) to the mechanism to "improve" performance - the odd tweak here and there, because the action is right there in front of the tuner's nose. Grands obviously require part-dismantling of the cabinet to get the action out. Most piano actions go through a "tread mill" when being tuned by constant repetition of the same note, so this may loosen off anything needing easing.... done in the tuning. However in most cases, a tuning is just a tuning, so best to ask your piano tuner if not written on your invoice.
I am sure the tuner didn't adjust any of the actions and when I said,with tongue in cheek, it was easier to play I wasn't referring to physical effort. It is just that the harmonies seem so spot on it seems to encourage me to play the right* notes. That is why I ask myself if it is all in my imagination.
* Since the tuning I haven't tried to play the start of the Grieg concerto as Eric Morecambe did.