This is a terrific series presented from Chicago land by Drwoodwind
Part one (one of six) is a video using the Verituner to tune a piano in the confines of a practice room somewhere in ‘Chicagoland’.
Drwoodwind said it’s January outside of Chicago, it’s a Mason & Hamilton upright, indoor humidity is 21% so naturally it’s pretty flat
Today I’m going to try and pitch raise and fine tune as efficiently as possible using the Verituner. I will display all three over pulls, so it’s roughly 10% in this area, 25% in this area and 35% overpull in this area
The goal is to, after the first pass, be as close to a fine tuning as we can be so there is minimum adjustment left to be done for that final pass
The Verituner needs to get some information, it will update it’s information as we go (in real time)
it’s about 20 % err- 20 cents flat, I’m working to fill the [ I ] (Inharmonicity) I’m on the medium ‘zoom’ right now and I’m actually going to start these about half way between the first two arrows. I only have the needle displayed A3 A4 is in the ‘bracket’ for the temperment. I’ll go ahead and give it A5 so it knows about what (Inharmonicity) is there
And now it’s a matter of going through the piano giving it the information it needs to fill those [ I’s ]
Notice how I sound the note first to let the VERITUNER start calculating before I even move the hammer
starting at about twelve o’clock over here taking my time in this temperment section to try and fill the [ I ]
This should work for any style even the built in styles or one of my custom styles (one for all)
I’m measuring the right string, when I come back and tune this piano for good, I’ll be working on the left string over-pull
this isn’t so much a ‘tuning’ pass as a ‘measuring’ pass until we reach the bass strings, just while I’m working I might as well get something done.
If you are ‘close’ you can use the ‘ zoom ‘
I’ll go ahead and pull the unisons for these three strings (in the bass section) here
Notice it was a miss measure over-pull but I know that I was just over pulling the previous note less than a cent.
Forgiveness is a creative act that changes us from prisoners of the past to liberated
people at peace with our memories…
There is no future…
in the past
Non-forgiveness keeps you in struggle. It is not forgetfulness, but it involves accepting the Promise that the future can be more than dwelling on memories of past injury. To forgive means to “give up” to let go. Being willing to forgive can bring a sense of peace and well-being.
You can never live in the present and create a new and exciting future for yourself and your love partner if you always stay stuck in the past. When we forgive, we are willing to give up resentment, revenge and obsession. We are willing to restore faith not only in ourselves, but in life itself
It takes no strength to let go…only courage
Life either expands or contracts in direct proportion to your courage to forgive. Forgiveness is the most important single process that brings peace to our soul and
harmony to our life.
Forgiveness is not something we have to do, but something we must allow
to flow through us. We become aware that we are free and we can project that love outward into
The natural flow of divine love dissolving all hurt, all bitterness, all sense of injustice. Just allowing the divine grace to express through us, to forgive through us. Forgiveness is the key to your own happiness. It ends the illusion of separation. Forgiveness is a form of love within the context of a personal crisis. The act of forgiveness constitutes
a mental bath
letting go of something that can only poison within. Forgiveness helps you make peace with your past. It creates the freedom to create a new future beginning now!
Change is constant. There is tremendous freedom in letting go. It is liberation to free our selfs of things that clutter our lives. Like pruning dead branches or like a snake shedding an old skin, we need to let go of the ‘what no longer serves’ or what no longer fits so there is room for something new, alive and what is needed at this time in our lives. When we stop holding on and clinging to anything, we realize we have everything. We no longer need to feel burdened by the responsibility of having to hold onto something
To forgive is to remember, that we have room in our hearts to begin again
and again and
Give yourself the gift of forgiveness, forgiveness is the freedom of
to forgive is to remember that we are so much more than our mistakes
The Humanity Healing Foundation
Larry James is author of “How to Really Love the One You’re With Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship.”
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