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839 Beacon Street Newton Centre, MA 02459-1822
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COME IN AND LEARN HOW TO TUNE YOUR STRING INSTRUMENT!

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COME IN AND LEARN HOW TO TUNE YOUR STRING INSTRUMENT!

by Cat

Is your player having trouble tunning their instrument in class, before a lesson, or practice?

Bring your player and their instrument into our Newton location and any of the associates here can teach your player how to tune their instrument!

Tunning is crucial for your player to succeed, if they are unable to tune their instrument or often times has their instructor do it for them they are missing a very fundamental part of playing and caring for their instrument. If the student plays ANY string instrument they should be in the habit of making tunning adjustments EVERY time they take it out of the case. The benifics of tunning are countless everything from their sense of pitch, their performance, the understanding of their instrument, and most of all they can practice independently from their private lessons or class schedule!

Violins,violas and cellos face a unique set of challenges while tunning. Often times with changes in humidity and tempture the tunning pegs ,which unlike guitar are non mechanical, can start to slip or can expand and become stuck in a position. The pegs themselves are held in place simply by the tension of the wood peg going through the wood cut out holes meaning when tunning you sometimes need to adjust the amount of pressure you are applying horizontally while tunning vertically. There a couple tips that can help with this process, we would love to demonstrate proper tunning technique for you and teach the player how to do so.

As the spring comes and temperture changes you may notice your instrument starting to change. String instruments (and some band instruments) are made primarily if not completely by wood. Due to the fact that they are made up of wood the componenets made of wood are super suseptable to changes in the climate. Just like how in certrain seasons it can be hard to close a particalar door in your house, your instrument can undergo similar changes and they are very delicate.

Guitar and bass have their own reactions to temperture and humidity changes. If a guitar is left in a improper climate it can effect their playability and ultimately their lifespan. Some common signs of humidity and temperature damange are issues with the frets, buzzing, warping, and bridge/nut issues.

Please bring your instrument in so we can take a look, show you how to tune the instrument, and send it our to are technitions if your instrument is showing any symptoms of climate damange!