Tasks

  • fabricating and assembling musical instruments and instrument parts of wood, metal, leather and other materials
  • repairing or replacing musical instrument parts and components, such as strings, bridges, felts, and keys, using hand and power tools
  • playing and inspecting instruments to evaluate their sound quality and to locate any defects
  • adjusting string tensions to achieve proper tone or pitch of stringed instruments
  • adjusting lips, reeds, or toe hole of organ pipes, using hand tools, to regulate airflow and loudness of sound
  • tuning and servicing pipe organs by adjusting organ pipes to conform with pitch of tuning fork and adjusting other pipes with reference to tuned pipes
  • installing new drumheads in percussion instruments
  • tuning accordions by aurally comparing pitch of reeds with master reeds and filing reeds to obtain standard pitch
  • aligning pads and keys on reed or wind instruments
  • tuning percussion instruments to required pitch by tightening or loosening cords holding leather pieces fixed atop or at both ends of instrument
  • assembling and installing new pipe organs and pianos in buildings

    Educational level

    • Skilled
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