Monthly Archives: April 2015

Harpsichord Voicing: 1984 Horniblow


Harpsichord voicing, like FortePiano (Early Piano) voicing, is much more closely linked to the instrument’s regulation. The process and principles of voicing, though, are the same for any instrument: giving form and equally graded variability to each and every note, … Continue reading

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Hammer Cutting


Sometimes, where hammers are angled on the shanks and there is little room, cutting bevels across the felts is the only way hammers will travel freely.         Having the right knife to do the cutting is essential … Continue reading

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Hammer Ironing


Once hammers are nicely profiled* they can be ironed. Ironing is not merely cosmetic: it ties in the exposed fibres, protecting the felts from dirt & dust. *Ironing can also be used as a temporary (and very mild) way of … Continue reading

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