Grand Piano Regulation

Grand Piano Regulation

Regulation is the art of achieving an even, responsive touch for the entire piano keyboard. There are many steps to a thorough and thoughtful piano regulation. A properly regulated piano action should have a reasonable and consistent touch sensation, key travel or...

And The Birds Sang

(a small piece published years ago in the Chicago Chapter PTG Monthly Newsletter “Wippenpost”. This offered just for fun)… “I have noticed that birds often like to accompany the sounds of tuning with their own song. Some of our studio rooms in...

Sound AdviCe

About voicing: It is the last step of regulation and in large part a consequence of proper regulation procedures from start to finish. If voicing is the end result of an exhaustive process then we should look at everything that precedes the use of liquid hardeners,...

How Climatic Changes Affect the Piano

The piano is extremely sensitive to climatic changes. In a sense the piano is a living thing. This because much of the construction of a fine piano is of wood. Woods remain hygroscopic long after they are not “living” or after being made into something...