Aural Tuning Services provide piano voicing services to customers in Burlington and the rest of Vermont. Piano voicing is the process of adjusting the density of the felts covering the hammers striking the string to produce a warmer or brighter tone. This service helps pianos to produce warmer tones or crisper space around the sound. When done by an experienced professional, pianos can perform at their peak, providing deep expression and a wider spectrum of sounds when keys are played softly. Voicing allows a professional technician to increase or decrease the brightness of the instrument to change the character of a piano’s sound to match its owner’s taste, expectations, and acoustic characteristics of the room.
Tuning focuses on recalibrating the strings’ tensions so that they produce the proper pitches. In voicing, the timbre of each note is addressed, not its pitch. Voicing differs from regulation in that regulation addresses the physical adjustment of the keys and action for a uniform touch and response. Piano voicing can only occur after the piano has been inspected to ensure all parts are performing properly and the piano has been given a precision tuning, so all notes are producing the correct pitch. Most tonal problems will be corrected after professional tuning and regulation have taken place.
The time frame in which piano voicing is required is largely dependent on usage and the level of performance expected from the instrument. To put this in perspective, a casual pianist may never need to voice, whereas a professional concert hall may have this service done monthly or even more frequently.
John Daly has been providing expert piano services in Vermont for 20 years. This includes private, on-site work at homes and concert halls and experience as a shop technician for the authorized Steinway, Boston, and Yamaha dealer. If your piano is not producing the beautiful spectrum of sounds it once did, give Aural Piano Tuning a call for quality piano voicing in and around Burlington, VT.