Hello everybody, This may be because I am still an up and coming player, but I still seem to be having a little bit of tuning issues. For all you established pro guys, I know that intonation is one of the most important things to have, but do you find yourselves consiouslly checking your tuning when performing or does it come more naturally with practice? If so, what are some good tuning exercizes that I could try? I am just getting really frustrated with my intonation. I did a National Youth Orchestra (Canada) audition the other day and my sound and rhythm was spot on but my intonation on a couple notes were horrid. Thanks also, does anyone know how to get ahold of Paul Merkelo (Montreal) ? I am going to Montreal next week and was wondering if I could arrange a lesson with him. I know he teaches at McGuill but I couldn't find a contact # or email on their website. Thanks all Eric S.