The most critical instrument you will need for tuning a piano is the piano tuning lever. A tuning lever is specifically intended for piano sticks, which are square and dwindled. Its looks like a star which allows you to work with different handle positions for control and ease. The most generally utilized lever size is “#2.”
2. Electronic Piano Tuner
An electronic piano tuner, for example, The Korg CA-40 Electronic Chromatic Tuner is key for a someone who is a novice in piano tuning. It will help you tremendously when tuning notes in the middle octave. It is very easy to setup and use and will save you a lot of money if used correctly.
You can find mutes for a very reasonable price, usually for a couple of bucks each. They come in many different shapes and sizes. I like the ones that have a handle made of wire. Buy yourself eight of these and you’ll be set for some time. Having a couple extra won’t hurt.
You will also need a screwdriver if you don’t already have one to access your pianos insides and you’ll need some sort of light to see inside of your piano; it’s easy to mess up when you can hardly see what you are doing. If you have not opened your piano in a while or ever, you might find spiders and webs and loads of dust in there, so a little cleanup won’t hurt, especially if you are allergic to dust.