Friday, 4 September 2015

Piano Maintenance: Resolving a weighty problem

Chuck at work (Crop)

Chuck Terpo, who continues to finely regulate my Steinway M grand, gave an encore performance yesterday, as he meticulously “lightened” some weighty bass notes. His nifty maneuvers on display in my iPhone generated video, revealed an analytic approach and smooth follow-through.

Watch Chuck methodically check the bass range, that was a bit too heavy for me by comparison to the balance of tenor, alto and treble registers.

Using the principle of the seesaw, the masterful tech applied a small lead weight to a particular juncture of the keys under evaluation, and made each one depress with less resistance.

The whole process, so riveting to observe, deserved exposure among teachers, students and piano lovers so here it is:

PLAYING RESULTS:

My evening piano lesson on forearm and finger staccato provided an easier “feel” terrain in the bass range.

LINKS:

http://www.chuckterpopianoservice.com

https://arioso7.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/my-steinway-m-piano-is-back/

https://arioso7.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/my-piano-assessment-adventure-at-walnut-creeks-steinway-piano-gallery/




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