Greg's Piano Forté – Piano Terms Glossary
Please use this glossary as a tool to educate yourself about your instrument. We are happy to continue your
education and answer any questions you may have at your next appointment.
Temperment - the spacing of keys within an octave.
Octave Stretching - how far apart the notes of an octave are from pure.
Pin Block - the block of wood that holds the tuning pins in place.
Sounding Board - the large diaphragm used to expand the surface area that vibrates, translating into more
volume for your ears to hear.
A-440 tuning - the A above middle C tuned to 440 cycles per second.
Greg Newell ⋅ Lakewood, Ohio