Tuning on the fly

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by richtom, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. richtom

    richtom Forte User

    Age:
    67
    1,537
    1,272
    Dec 7, 2003
  2. Branson

    Branson Piano User

    486
    141
    Jan 16, 2011
    He knew at the end of his second phrase (on the C#) he was in trouble and was looking for a hole to re-tune. Unfortunately it was a long ways to the first hole.
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    61
    16,611
    7,954
    Jun 18, 2006
    Germany
    He was never in trouble.

    Minor changes in tuning are almost inevitable when playing with strings. Stage lighting makes them go sharp, playing outdoors makes them go flat. That can even change in the course of a tune.

    Keeping the horn close to the "center" of what is happening just gives us greater security.
     
  4. kadleck

    kadleck Artist in Residence Staff Member

    970
    109
    Feb 28, 2006
    new york
    Chuck is the man!
     
  5. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

    3,863
    923
    Nov 16, 2005
    Vidin, Bulgaria
    Great observation, Rowuk. However, I observed strings to go sharp on stage even in small halls with no specific stage light...
     
  6. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

    5,242
    1,791
    Nov 7, 2009
    San Pedro
    When I was first learning mandolin my wife saw me constantly tuning it and thought it must be the student model mando's problem... I got a very nice mandolin out of this deal... I think because the strings are so tight any little change messes with them... I didn't notice that here because I was too busy listening to Chuck :)
     
  7. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

    5,010
    1,802
    Mar 6, 2007
    Ithaca NY
    I have seen countless fine players adjust their main tuning slide while in the thick of it. It's part of the job, and I do it myself even though I do not fit the description in my first sentence.
     
  8. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    16,397
    7,513
    Dec 22, 2008
    Virginia
    That's the kinda "trouble" I want to be in. There were strings? I was mesmerized by Chuck! ;-)
     

Share This Page