WEIGHING OFF THE GRAND ACTION - Part 4

WEIGHING OFF THE GRAND ACTION - Part 4

(Part 1 "Why Weigh Off" Part 2 "My Strategy" Part 3 "Method and Style"Part 3a "Regulation Strategy Review")   Pragmatics: We weighoff a key to help its note function properly. With good geometry, good regulation, and appropriate friction in place, key balancing fine tunes how well a note will play. Key weights, traditionally made of lead, offset...
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WEIGHING OFF THE GRAND ACTION – Part 3

WEIGHING OFF THE GRAND ACTION – Part 3

(Part 1 "Why Weigh Off" Part 2 "My Strategy") Method and Style: I recommend the pick-and-add method of weighoff. Key balancing weights are used in pairs, upweight on the bottom, pairing weight on top. Add a pair (downweight) to engage the key and note the speed of hammer rise. Pick the pairing weight off and note the speed of hammer return. Choo...
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