I shouldn't admit that I did this, but

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  1. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

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    the other night I was struggling with the horn for the first half of the 1st set. I was playing in tune, but it was hard to play the horn. I was chipping notes and started to get worn out. I couldn't figure out what was going on. My method for playing in tune is to audiate my part while I play and fit it in with the band. I find that when I audiate, I play in tune. When I just think about playing in tune I struggle with pitch. So after the first 45 minutes of the first set I pulled my tuning slide out about 1/4th inch. Voila! All the problems disappeared! Amazing how much less work it is to play in tune when the tuning slide is in the best place. DUH!!!
     
  2. Juarez-MA

    Juarez-MA Pianissimo User

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    ... :noway: :troll:

    Seriously...I thought you did something like me: I don't usually kick sharp first valve notes (Fs and As).
    Sometimes I kick my Ds (and Gs if I am fingering them 13).
    Otherwise, I...audiate? In my own words, I voice the notes into tune. (Don't need a lecture here. I understand the tone quality trade offs to this)

    It's a lot easier if your axe is actually in tune though...
     
  3. Vulgano Brother

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    It's better to be sharp than out of tune.
     
  4. Juarez-MA

    Juarez-MA Pianissimo User

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    -_-
     
  5. gmonady

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    I believe Dr. Mark had a whole thread on this topic.
     
  6. gmonady

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    And that's the flat truth!
     
  7. gmonady

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    Dr. Onady... Putting the Yin into Vulgano Brother's Yang. Yep... Yep... You can thank me tomorrow VB... You can thank me tomorrow. Ohmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
     
  8. gmonady

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    However... there ain't nothing that you can do to keep you in tune with a soprano sax player.

    What is the difference between a lawn mower and a soprano sax... You can tune a lawn mower. - So true.
     
  9. Jamesd1196

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    being sharp is out of tune
     

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