A couple days ago I had my piano technician Master Cheng come over for regular piano tuning and basic maintenance. I admire him always spending so much time and effort into fixing the little details of my piano(s) so seriously. It is also fascinating to watch the piano being taken apart while listening to him about the knowledge of piano and its maintenance.
Let’s enjoy the photos taken from the piano tuning session of over three hours!
The whole action was taken out for maintenance!
整個打擊系統/”琴膽” (piano action)都被拆了出來!
Vacuuming: too much dust inside! (from environment / felts inside the piano)
Polishing the hammers
Some of the tools for polishing the hammers
Piano tuning tools (pen excluded!)
Numbers for each note
See the indented lines on the hammers? They were produced by hammer hitting up onto the strings, action induced by fingers pressing down the keys!
Holes under the tuning pins. You can only see them from inside the piano.
Inside the piano, behind the action
See the green felts under the keys?
Do you see the hammers are bigger at the lower register and smaller on the upper register?
The back of the hammers
The all-too-familiar tuning hammer
Keeping your piano well maintained is very important. And we should respect the job of a good piano technician.
Teresa Wong 黃穎妍
For more readings about the structure of the piano, please also read:
Attention of the Month (III): Piano the Instrument 鋼琴這樂器的結構