A concept of perfection…
expands from the philosophical to….
the legal to…
the grammatical to…
biological and also to the musical.
In music exists…
the perfect interval-
octave fifth fourth and perfect unison.
Of course the piano tuner is perpetually in pursuit of the perfect tuning
for each and every tuning as a mission and lofty goal
Regardless of definition,
resorting to words like excellent, complete, exact, without flaw, pure, absolute, expert, unmitigated, having all,
the tuner focus is on that endeavor to bring nearer to perfection
improving as fully possible to be unblemished and faultless…
whether it can be said that this condition exists or does not.
But certainly to be ‘most’ perfect and always more perfect as modification can provide
for all purposes,
although there are some that feel words that modify as
more, most, nearly, almost and rather should not be combined with perfect…
since perfect is an absolute,
a yes-no condition that cannot be said to exist in varying degree.
Perhaps then a piano tuner
is with qualification the ‘perfecter’ or the ‘perfectest’
to account for all varieties available or imaginable and ideal for all purposes
is then also
the goal of
Jan 2008 volume 23 issue 3
attempts to describe this perfection in the well covered topic
Recording a real one? Chosing a sampled one?
As is suggested ‘Read this first’ and travel into the thought process behind that pursuit of
as only SOUND ON SOUND could cover
Topics such as what type of mic to use, sample libraries, ambient techniques,
horizontal and vertical dispersion,
spaced stereo and getting an even sound are covered here.
If you need to consider where to set up the piano and mic position
this article is for you to really help narrow down choices in your quest for