Half Blow


The Half Blow and its correct adjustment are vital to tonal control and evenness of touch weight (also this latter is primarily determined by appropriate Weighing Out of the keys – on this, more anon).

On sensible instruments (alas, not Steinways!) (though I did try to pursuade them otherwise…), spoons are fitted to the damper lift bodies for precise adjustment of individual key-damper interaction:

Boesendorfer damper lift spoons

Boesendorfer damper lift spoons

 

 

 

 

 

The required tools:

The lift transfer block & the spoon bender…

Transfer Block & Spoon Bender

Transfer Block & Spoon Bender

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