Voicing

What Is Voicing?

Your piano’s voice comes down to stable tuning plus hammer 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 smoothen these deep cuts so hammer heads strike evenly. Other factors in your piano’s regulation play into the piano’s voice. In the end, we satisfy the ears of pianist and technician with a rich 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 off-kilter quality or uneven texture, yet it doesn’t appear 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. As you step between notes, the tone should transition smoothly between registers, yet 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 assess voicing issues 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 striking 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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