Voicing And Regulation
Piano voicing is the adjustment is the tone or the quality of sound of the piano. The tone can be changed without affecting the instruments pitch. For example, turning the treble or bass knobs on your stereo will alter the tone, but it won’t alter the notes recorded by the musician. Our team of quality piano technicians can voice your piano to effectively change the tonal personality from robust to delicate or to mellow to bright. The level of change that is possible for your piano is dependent on the design and condition of the instrument.
In your piano, musical sound is created when a hammer, which is covered in felt, strikes one or several strings that are tuned to the proper frequency. The quality of the sound that is produced is determined, on some level, by the density and the stiffness of the felt that’s on the hammer.
Voicing, which is also referred to as tone regulation, is when our team will adjust the tone of your piano. The goal we have is to achieve a consistent and pleasing tone quality at all dynamic levels, from a sweet and soft pianissimo to the rich and full fortissimo. With a properly regulated piano, this can be achieved by a judicious and careful needling of the hammers.
Our team has prior experience handling these jobs and can ensure your piano is properly voiced to meet your needs and preferences.
Some of the signs that your piano may be in need of voicing services include:
• A “zinging” or harsh metallic sound when playing notes
• A reduction in volume when the notes are played and sustained, particularly in the fifth or the sixth octaves
• An uneven tone moving from one note to another
• Problems achieving the sweet, soft pianissimo sound when needed
If your piano isn’t sounding like it did before, our technician can explain exactly what needs to be done to restore the proper sound and performance of your instrument.