How I Tune My piano

Tune A4 to 440Hz.

Tune A3 to A4 (220Hz.).

Tune E4 to A3 2 beats per second narrow.

Tune C4 to E4 just.

Tune G4 to C4 2 1/2 beats narrow.

Tune G3 to G4.

Tune D4 to G3 1 3/4 beats narrow.

Check D4 with A4; this 5th should be 2 3/4 beats narrow.

Tune B4 to E4 just.

Tune B3 to B4.

Tune F#4 to B3 just.

Tune F#3 to f#4.

Tune F3 to C4 just.

Tune F4 to F3.

Check the major 3rd F3 to A3: this should be 2 3/4 wide.

Tune Bb3 to F4 just.

Tune Bb4 to Bb3.

Tune Eb4 to Bb4 just.

Tune Ab3 to Eb4 just.

Tune Ab4 to Ab3.

Tune C#4 to Ab4 just.

Check the 5th F#3 to C#4: this should beat 5/8 per second narrow; this is an equal tempered 5th.

Tune C5 to C4. Check the 4ths C-F, F-Bb, Bb-Eb, Eb-Ab, Ab-C#,F#-B, and B-E. These are just intervals and should have zero beats.

This tuning is kirnberger III. The 2 cent "schisma" is placed on the 5th F#-C#. Prinz's version published in 1810 plces the "schisma" on the 5th B-F# which improves D major. To tune Prinz's version, tune as before until the just 5th E-B. Then work backwards as before from C, but also tuning C#4 to F#3 just, and F#4 to F#3. The 5th B3-F#4 should beat at 1/2Hz per second. I particularly like this temperament, because it gives a wide range of key colour, but without any of the keys being badly out of tune. Modulation is unlimited, and it is effective for music from the baroque to the present day. It enlivens the rather bland pop and Christian worship songs of this age. It is also easy to tune accurately.