Voicing

What Is Voicing?

Your piano’s voice comes from the hammers’ ability to deliver the instrument’s tone and dynamism. Their hardness can be increased or decreased, depending on the voice you want. Grooves form in the hammer felt when they hit the strings repeatedly. We file and sand these deep cuts away so they can strike their strings evenly. Other factors in your piano’s regulation play into the piano’s voice. In the end, what we do is ensure the pianist and technician’s ear are pleased by the texture and quality of sound. Well-voiced hammers thus reflect the piano’s unique voice and the listener’s ear. As a result, the ideal sound occurs with every key press.

How To Tell You Need Voicing

When the notes on your piano have an uneven quality or texture but it doesn’t sound like the tuning is off, it is the voice of the hammers needing attention. The simplest way to recognize voicing concerns is when playing a scale. When moving between registers, the tone will naturally change but not so much that it is startling or jarring. Understandably, it may be hard to tell when this service is necessary. Don’t worry, we address voicing concerns as we tune your piano. If major voicing work is needed, we immediately inform you before proceeding. For instance, every note on the keyboard may singing with a different volume, tone and texture. In this case, we recommend a full voicing to get your piano sounding smooth and even.


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