J.G.Windows

J.G.Windows
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JG Windows Ltd is one the UK's longest established and largest music stores, with its flagship three storey shop located in the beautiful Central Arcade, in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. We have a second large store in Gateshead’s Metro Centre and recently opened a third large store in Darlington town centre. We pride ourself on the wide choice and size of product range available to try in our stores, including acoustic and digital pianos, keyboards, synthesizers, electric, acoustic and classical guitars, amplification, electronic drums, woodwind, brass, string and folk instruments as well as a comprehensive range of CDs and DVDs and one of the country's largest printed music departments.

Whether you're looking for a beautiful grand piano, a traditional upright, the latest digital piano, a MIDI controller or a starter keyboard, we will certainly have something that fits the bill in one of our stores.

With the largest range of pianos and keyboards in the North of England, we'd always encourage people to come in and either try the instruments or see them demonstrated, before making a decision on a purchase.

Interest Free Credit and other finance options are usually available (terms and conditions apply) and we also offer a piano hire service for special events.

We’d encourage you to visit our stores for advice or to try or see products demonstrated. You’ll always receive a friendly welcome.

 

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  • Central Arcade
    Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 5BP
    England
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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.