Voicing is an art that takes many years of experience to develop and should only be attempted by a knowledgeable piano technician like you'll find at Carrollton Piano Tuner.
WHAT IS VOICING?
Voicing is the process of changing a piano's tone. Every piano has its own distinct sound or "voice". In many ways, that's how it was built and that is it's distinct musical personality.
While Tuning is the adjustment of the tension of all of your piano's strings to the correct pitch or frequency, Voicing is the adjustment of the piano's quality of sound.
Over time, the more a piano is played, the more the hammer felt that strikes the strings wears down and compacts.The felt hammers of your piano tend to harden over time, as the felt is compressed by repeated impact..
This hardening can cause the tone to become too harsh or bright, Our piano technicians can soften hammers using special tools called voicing needles. Sometimes the hammers are too soft and may require special hardening agents.
No matter what. . . the end goal is to obtain a uniform tonal quality across the entire piano. Since different hammers are used more often than others, they therefore tend to wear out unevenly.
DOES MY PIANO NEED VOICING?
How much and how forcefully you play your piano is a factor in how often your piano will need Voicing. So, In other situations, your piano may seem too dull or lifeless for your taste with little natural sustain.
A Carrollton piano tuner technician can treat the hammers in various ways: by aligning, shaping, carefully needling or hardening the hammers, in order to come closer to the tone you're looking for..
The bottom line is. . . your piano and your musical tastes are unique -- your own schedule for periodic voicing is a matter for you and your Carrollton piano technician to decide.
Keep in mind, however, that your piano must be
finely tuned, with the strings properly seated on their
bearing points, and REGULATED before the
hammers can be correctly voiced.
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