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Category Archives: Pianos

What is a piano’s ‘action’ and why it matters

When looking to buy a piano there are many factors that ‘weigh in’ to the decision. Understanding a piano’s ‘action’ contributes to the development of good piano playing technique. What is a piano ‘action’? The piano ‘action’ is the mechanism that’s made up of over 30 parts that transfer the movement from the piano keys to the hammers. Its job is to translate the energy from the player's hands to the strings. What is a piano playing technique? Technique is the ability of Read More...