Unlock the Language of Pianos

Your ultimate piano 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.