IF I HAD A NICKLE for every time I heard someone say, "It has a cracked soundboard so it can't be tuned," I would be wealthy indeed. Contrary to popular belief, a cracked soundboard has nothing to do with the tuning. Many pianos have cracked soundboards, but still are wonderful instruments. Sometimes, though, a crack can be severe enough to cause rib separation resulting in a buzzing sound while playing the piano. Fortunately, this situation can be remedied by repairing the soundboard/rib joint to eliminate buzzing. Stay tuned for Part Two: What is a Soundboard?