Intonation, a reality check.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by turtlejimmy, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Oh no... not me... did you notice.... I am posting AFTER my work day... In perfect tune as to what my boss expects of me (just to stay on track with the thread).
     
  2. eviln3d

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    I would agree.... isn't that the reason that orchestra and band always tune themselves as a group for each performance? Being able to simply hit each not spot on would be great if everyone had that same ability and of course everyone would agree to A=440 or A=415 or whatever the flavor of the day happens to be.
     
  3. cyber_shake

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    I see this thread is an oldie, but a goodie ... one comment: When in college, my instructor, Rich Illman (any EKU or MSU trumpeters out there?) once recorded me on a reel-to-reel tape recorder and then played it back at 1/2 speed. Everything sounded 1 octave lower, but the kicker was that at that speed you could really hear which notes were flat or sharp. We didn't worry about passing tones in a phrase, but it did help me to realize which notes I had to 'lip' to correct. It was a helpful tool. As to playing and checking every note against a tuner = that would be nuts.
     
  4. Vulgano Brother

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    I used to have fun with one of those recorders by recording playing a valve trombone with my trumpet mouthpiece, taking care to make attacks deliberately sloppy and using a slow vibrato. Sounded like superman when played at double speed!
     
  5. Sethoflagos

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    Aha!!! now where's my bass trumpet...
     

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