A frustrating gig.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by RobertSlotte, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    One of my teachers told me not to turn my C to tunable horn because he had brought his tunable bell to a gig with an organ, and the organ was so flat, he had to pull the bell out so far, it was touching his face. He didn't like being forced to play to the side...
  2. Sterling

    Sterling Mezzo Forte User

    Oct 22, 2007
    Marcellus, NY
    I don't have much of a problem with the various pitch centers of pipe organs here in Syracuse, NY, but I have noticable difficulty playing in tune with some of the expensive electronic organs like Allen or Rodgers. Somehow their harmonics don't 'line up' the way an acoustic instrument does.
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Dave builds my horns to A=443 Hz which is the standard tuning pitch today in Germany. They work well enough from A=440 to 445.

    To be honest, I try and get the program to match the instruments being used. Historical stuff I play with historical instruments. I did transpose down a half step once because that was the only way out.

    On the Pic I will use the A pipe instead of the Bb or the other way around. My rotary Bb will tune down to A=432 or so. The rotary F is tuned to A=462 and I have a crook for 443. I have tons of tubes for the nat. I have always found a way to get the program and instrument to line up, so I have never needed to "bend" the Monette out of shape. I will try though, just to see what happens!
  4. DavidLarson

    DavidLarson New Friend

    Sep 23, 2008
    North Vancouver, Canada
    I have not run into those problems with an instrument; my horror story dates back to my high school choir. I had a solo in a piece, and of course had it memorized. I found the piano was about a quarter of a tone flat. I had to transpose everything I sang down a quarter of a tone, as I went along. I am blessed/cursed with perfect pitch, so I had some agonies that are still with me, 40 years later.

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