morecambe Bay Piano Group

Overview

Date Submitted: 30-10-2021 01:11PM

Last Updated: 30-10-2021 01:11PM

Start Date: 09-07-2022 02:00PM

End Date: 09-07-2022 04:29PM

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Contact Information

Contact Name: Chris.

Email: morecambebaypiano@btinternet.com

Description

The Morecambe Bay Piano Group was set up to extend the reach of such groups into north Lancashire and Cumbria and to build on the success of the Clitheroe Piano Meetup. It gives pianists of all ages and abilities an opportunity to develop their performance skills and to present their chosen pieces which can come from absolutely any genre of the piano repertoire. It provides opportunities to build new friendships with like minded people. Children, teenagers and adult learners attend and are able to practice their exam pieces on a good grand piano in the presence of a supportive audience. Experienced pianists are also members of the group. Young people under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by an adult.
There is opportunity to verbally share our experiences during the afternoon break for drinks and biscuits.

There is no admission charge but members are requested to leave a small donation to enable us to pay the hall rental.
Meetings occur at six to seven week intervals.

Admission/Ticket Details

There is no admission charge but members are requested to leave a small donation to enable us to pay the hall rental.

Location

Location: 131 Balmoral Road Morecambe LA3 1HJ

Venue Name: The Salvation Army Morecambe

Upcoming Dates

09-07-2022 02:00PM - 09-07-2022 04:29PM

13-08-2022 02:00PM - 13-08-2022 04:29PM

10-09-2022 02:00PM - 10-09-2022 04:29PM

08-10-2022 02:00PM - 08-10-2022 04:29PM

12-11-2022 02:00PM - 12-11-2022 04:29PM

10-12-2022 02:00PM - 10-12-2022 04:29PM

14-01-2023 02:00PM - 14-01-2023 04:29PM

11-02-2023 02:00PM - 11-02-2023 04:29PM

11-03-2023 02:00PM - 11-03-2023 04:29PM

08-04-2023 02:00PM - 08-04-2023 04:29PM

13-05-2023 02:00PM - 13-05-2023 04:29PM

10-06-2023 02:00PM - 10-06-2023 04:29PM

08-07-2023 02:00PM - 08-07-2023 04:29PM

12-08-2023 02:00PM - 12-08-2023 04:29PM

09-09-2023 02:00PM - 09-09-2023 04:29PM

14-10-2023 02:00PM - 14-10-2023 04:29PM

11-11-2023 02:00PM - 11-11-2023 04:29PM

09-12-2023 02:00PM - 09-12-2023 04:29PM

13-01-2024 02:00PM - 13-01-2024 04:29PM

10-02-2024 02:00PM - 10-02-2024 04:29PM

Past Dates

11-12-2021 02:00PM - 11-12-2021 02:00PM

08-01-2022 02:00PM - 08-01-2022 02:00PM

12-02-2022 02:00PM - 12-02-2022 02:00PM

12-03-2022 02:00PM - 12-03-2022 02:00PM

09-04-2022 02:00PM - 09-04-2022 02:00PM

14-05-2022 02:00PM - 14-05-2022 02:00PM

11-06-2022 02:00PM - 11-06-2022 02:00PM

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Did You Know Piano Facts

What is Piano Voicing or Toning?

What is voicing?

Voicing is an extremely difficult area. It's subjective in the extreme, and has caused endless discussion in piano maintenance circles. But the final goal of voicing is to have the hammers striking the notes of the piano to offer a uniform sound from the bottom to the top of the instrument. Goes without saying that evaluating this capability is governed by the capability of the piano, and the construction of the action parts. But, often a technician will find extremes in voicing, such as a particularly hard hammer, which may result in a note sounding louder than the rest. But, this too can be laid at the door of regulation. This is where the tuner's skill comes into play here. Voicing can be accomplished by pricking the hammer with a set of needles. This pricking changes the structure of the felt, and softens the hammer to a degree.

What is toning?

This is the reverse of voicing, and accomplishes the inverse sort of thing. May be necessary to bring up a particularly soft sounding hammer, and bring it into line with its neighbours. This is accomplished by applying a special material to the hammers or ironing with a special tool.