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Thumb and forefinger voicing on small uprights

  • 1.  Thumb and forefinger voicing on small uprights

    Posted 10-29-2018 17:31
    I was going to add to the Side Voicing thread but no.... and this a little tongue in cheek but often our ten digits are very capable of performing regulation voicing and repair tasks  without purchasing a tool for every one, start a list if you're so inclined! but  tuning a small older  Everett console today I was reminded how easy it is to quite dramatically sweeten the tone by pinching the hammer  firmly   with thumb and forefinger  right at the high shoulder while the hammer is in check, I generally do this on the second tuning pass ,  granted it's little tricky to get good results on hammers 80 and above  but try it you'll like it!......

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    Martin Snow
    Boston MA
    617-543-1030
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  • 2.  RE: Thumb and forefinger voicing on small uprights

    Posted 11-02-2018 10:13
    Martin,

    Are you pinching the sides of one shoulder (as I often do with modified parallel pliers), or squeezing shoulder to shoulder in toward the crown?

    Clarification needed. Thx

    Pwg

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    603-686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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  • 3.  RE: Thumb and forefinger voicing on small uprights

    Posted 11-02-2018 17:25
    Hi Peter, Preface this...consoles and spinets....  mostly  one high shoulder at a time  when hammer in check sometimes also pinching the crown and onto back high shoulder, it was really to point out a task where no tools required just finger and thumb, second pass tuning cleaning up unisons hammer still on  the pin  yeh i know my bad!  and quickly  complete finger voicing for that note, no reaching for tools etc time and motion efficiency

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    Martin Snow
    Boston MA
    617-543-1030
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