>I like tuning my clavichord too, but hate straining my ears to hear the
>fluctuations in the harmonics (With this instruments, it's 1 sec. and
>To repeat: I love my mac program, master tuner
>(all temperaments I can think of, and digitized sound if I need it.
Clavichords are a separate issue, tough to tune and hard to hear.
Fortunately most are quite stable and seldom need much attention.
Toughest clavichord job I ever had was tuning one for Oscar Peterson in
a recording of songs from Porgy & Bess with guitarist Joe Pass. (It's
still in the Pablo catalog.) Oscar had bought a Morley clavichord out
of a shop window in London because he liked its looks, and didn't have a
clue or a care about clavv. technique. His technique was simply to mash
the key until it rested on something solid, i.e. the bottom board. (He's
got big hands.) I had to retune after every take, and was frequently
wincing by the end of the first chorus. But it was fun, and we got the