Piano Tuning and Repair Products and Services Survey


HowToTunePianos Product and Services Survey.

Your answers to these questions will help me prioritize my limited time so that I can provide the most value to my customers.

Are you a piano tuner?
Yes
No

Are you looking for more information about piano tuning?
Yes
No

Have you ever paid for piano tuning courses, workshops, or classes?
Yes
No

Do you tune primarily by ear or machine?
Ear
Machine

Do you wish to improve your aural piano tuning skills?
Yes
No

What is your general focus with respect to piano tuning and repair?
I would like to tune and repair my own piano
I would like to tune and repair pianos for a living
I would like to tune and repair pianos at a higher concert level
I am not interested in learning more about piano tuning and repair

For the following questions, consider the product or service listed,
and answer whether you think other people would be interested in it,
whether you would be interested in it, and whether you would pay for this product and what price you would pay.

Books:

Basic Piano Tuning: How to Tune a Piano Yourself by Ear.

This book would provide detailed instructions on how to tune a piano
to a minimum level by ear. It would not describe techniques needed
for high level tunings.

Would you pay for this book?
Yes
No

How much would you pay?

Advanced Piano Tuning: Advanced Techniques for High Level Aural Tunings

This book would describe advanced aural techniques that produce
more accurate equal temperament tunings and more precise custom stretch. It would not describe advanced techniques for stability.

Would you pay for this book?
Yes
No

How much would you pay?

Advanced Piano Tuning: Techniques for Superior Stability.

This book would discuss the forces, friction, and deformation of various parts of the piano during tuning, and describe ways to leave the system in a stable condition so the pitch of each string does not change.

Would you pay for this book?
Yes
No

How much would you pay?

Basic Piano Tuning: How to Tune a Piano Using a Machine.

This book would describe the basic function of a selection of
Electronic Tuning Devices (ETD). It would also deal with the
most important procedures for setting up the ETD so that the
software predicts the best tuning possible for a specific piano. It would not deal with stability.

Would you pay for this book?
Yes
No

How much would you pay?

Online Video Courses

I would like to produce some online video courses. Consider whether these courses discuss subjects you are interested in, and how much you would pay.

Basic Piano Tuning: How to Tune a Piano Yourself by Ear.

This course would provide detailed instructions on how to tune a piano to a minimum level by ear. It would not describe techniques needed for high level tunings.

Would you pay for this course?
Yes
No

How much would you pay?

Advanced Piano Tuning: Advanced Techniques for High Level Aural Tunings

This course would describe advanced aural techniques that produce
more accurate equal temperament tunings and more precise custom stretch.
It would not describe advanced techniques for stability.

Would you pay for this course?
Yes
No

How much would you pay?

Advanced Piano Tuning: Techniques for Superior Stability.

This course would discuss the forces, friction, and deformation of
various parts of the piano during tuning, and describe ways to
leave the system in a stable condition so the pitch of each string does not change.

Would you pay for this course?
Yes
No

How much would you pay?

Basic Piano Tuning: How to Tune a Piano Using a Machine.

This course would describe the basic function of a selection of
Electronic Tuning Devices (ETD). It would also deal with
the most important procedures for setting up the ETD so that
the software predicts the best tuning possible for a specific piano. It would not deal with stability.

Would you pay for this course?
Yes
No

How much would you pay?

Piano Tuning and Repair Products

Are you interested in purchasing piano tuning and repair tools?
Yes
No

Are you interested in purchasing piano tuning and repair parts?
Yes
No

BAND PASS FILTER (BPF) – An electronic device to help people tune and learn to tune pianos by ear.
A band pass filter is a filter that attenuates, or filters, frequencies above and below preset levels.

When tuning pianos by ear, an aural piano tuner’s ear and brain actually filter out unwanted frequency and noise depending on which frequencies the tuner focuses on. It is a miracle of the human brain that we are capable of learning how to do this.

But it takes time. Years of practice result in actual changes to the brain which produce this incredible skill.

Thanks to technology, there are electronic circuits that can do the same thing. The power of a device like the BPF is that, not only does it allow you to hear the beats you need to hear in order to tune a piano by ear, but it also shows you what the beats sound like; what your ear should be able to hear without the BPF, when you ear is trained.

Think of it like a blueprint for your ear. “This is what you are trying to hear, now go do it”.

Click here to see a video showing how it works

Would you be interested in purchasing this unit?
Yes
No

How much do you think something like this could sell for/How much would you be willing to pay?

What are the most difficult problems you are currently facing with respect to learning more about piano tuning and repair?

Would you like to receive updates when new articles/lessons/videos are created on howtotunepianos.com?
Yes
No

Thank you for your answers!

Mark


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