Why Pianos Need Regular Tuning

A piano is a very delicate instrument, with many forces acting on the frame, soundboard, and strings of the piano. When one force changes, it impacts the stress on the others, and as a result, the piano goes out of tune. Additionally, the bigger the change is stress on one component, the more stress it puts on the other components. The most obvious stress is the tension of the piano strings. The strings put compression forces on the soundboard and frame. This causes these components to flex slightly, which directly affects tuning stability, throwing the piano out of tune. Also, strings themselves are elastic and have a tendency to relax over time. So, the piano goes out of tune as the

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