Tuning by ear...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Trumpetplayer24, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. Trumpetplayer24

    Trumpetplayer24 Pianissimo User

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    I have been playing the trumpet for 10 years and have passed my grade 8 but have always had a problem with being able to tune my trumpet to a piano/other instruments. I can notice when I am drastically out of tune but I find it very difficult when there is only a small tuning issue. How can I work on this?
     
  2. -C-

    -C- Pianissimo User

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    In small groups, I listen for the piano and make slight adjustments while playing to match the pitch. I can't explain how, I've just always been able to do it.
     
  3. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Make sure you maintain good air support. Also try playing with piano recordings and concentrate carefully on matching pitch.
     

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