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pinkzebra says

Cool! Thanks, Semyon. Glad to know they are working. :)

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pinkzebra says

Mabye they bought the original track but had to make changes because of awkward customer wishes.

Paying for a license doesn’t mean they get the rights to the composition. The license is for the actual recording, not the intellectual property. The buyer is not allowed to create their own variation of the track to better suit their needs.

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pinkzebra says

I used to be able to tell any note played on a piano (and only on a piano), but strangely that ability is leaving me. I don’t know why. I still can do it but it’s not as obvious to me as it once was.

I could never hear a note sung or a note played from another instrument and identify it. Although if I imagine myself playing a note on the piano I can accurately sing it. I have to really concentrate and actually move my finger as if to play the note and the sound of it instantly pops in my head. It’s a weird physical/aural memory recall thing. :)

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pinkzebra says

You must have a lot of patience.

Yeah, patience is kinda one of my things. :)

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pinkzebra says

I have done plenty of fixing unisons during recording sessions or before performances so I knew I could handle that. Tuning the octaves to each other didn’t seem too challenging as long as I kept in mind the concept of stretching the tuning.

I think the art comes in setting the temperament and I cannot do that by ear. I have read tutorials on listening for beats within 6ths and 3rds. I could occasionally find the beats with one interval, but would lose them when I would go up a step. Using the tuner to set the temperament in the middle octave range gave me the confidence to dive in and it totally worked.

I only moved the wrong pin twice, and I made sure I always loosened the string first to confirm that I was on the correct pin if I was not totally sure of myself. :)

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pinkzebra says

Anyone ever tune a piano themselves? I have always wanted to learn that skill but didn’t want to screw up my own piano so I never felt confident to try it.

Well, yesterday I downloaded the $4 Cleartune app for my phone and used the equal temperament setting to tune single strings from about the A below middle C to the C# an octave above middle C. Spreading out from there I tuned the octaves by ear, keeping in mind that it was better to err on the sharp side as I went up and the flat side as I went down. Tuning the unisons was a total breeze.

The whole thing took 2 hours. I’m not sure I would record with it, but for the home upright it’s just great. The piano had gone pretty flat so it may not be stable for very long. It’s not pristine but still lovely. It kind of sounds like I had it professionally tuned about 5 days ago. :)

Anyone else had success or pointers for attempting a piano tuning themselves? Anyone ever fail in an epic fashion?

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pinkzebra says

Awesome! Congrats on the feature, Juanma :) Your portfolio is full of stellar material. Hope you are having a great week as the featured author.

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pinkzebra says

Great idea, Tim. By the way, congrats on taking the top sales spot for February. You’re portfolio is on fire, dude! Keep the awesomeness rolling :bigsmile:

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pinkzebra says

An excellent choice! Congrats, Gareth :)

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pinkzebra says

That’s awesome, Martijn! Congrats :)

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