how to tune by ear!!!

how to tune by ear!!!

    
how to tune by ear!!!    20:41 on Saturday, February 10, 2007          

willowann
(26 points)
Posted by willowann

i just got into the high school band (long story) but i never had to tune by ear before..... anyone got any tips about how to learn to tune bye ear!!!!!!!!! please and thank you


Re: how to tune by ear!!!    23:35 on Saturday, February 10, 2007          

Flutist06
(1545 points)
Posted by Flutist06

Basically, listen to a lower voiced instrument (tubas are great for this if you can trust their pitch), and if you hear that you're clashing, try to adjust. If you adjust in the wrong direction, it'll get worse, so then adjust in the other direction. Once you sound like one instrument, you're probably in tune. Eventually you'll become more adept at figuring out which way to adjust (if you need to at all). Do some tuner work on your own to figure out where the pitches are on your instrument, and it should make things a lot easier.


Re: how to tune by ear!!!    20:47 on Monday, March 19, 2007          

muzicchik573
(18 points)
Posted by muzicchik573

if you roll your flute in our out, that will change your pitch, and if you hear the clashing get better you know if you are sharp or flat...


Re: how to tune by ear!!!    21:01 on Monday, March 19, 2007          

kozafluitmusique
(115 points)

I have to tune by ear (we have a piano though). It's easy and hard. I am getting better at it.

I highly recommend a tuner...it also helps. ;D


Re: how to tune by ear!!!    21:27 on Monday, March 19, 2007          

Flutist06
(1545 points)
Posted by Flutist06

No reason to roll in and out when the same effect can be obtained by manipulating the air. It's important to learn to adjust pitch using your air anyway, so figuring out which way to adjust can be good practice for actually playing in tune.


Re: how to tune by ear!!!    08:41 on Tuesday, March 20, 2007          

Penny
(218 points)
Posted by Penny

I've seen some flautist alter pitch by slanting and raising thier flute, but that seems like cheating to me.


Re: how to tune by ear!!!    12:20 on Tuesday, March 20, 2007          

Tibbiecow
(480 points)
Posted by Tibbiecow

Rolling your flute in to adjust the pitch is a temporary fix, because it will have a bad effect on your tone.
My flute teacher was quite strict about rolling in, and would threaten to balance a penny on the end of my flute to startle me when I rolled in or out to adjust the pitch.


Re: how to tune by ear!!!    18:20 on Friday, March 23, 2007          

Patrick
(1743 points)
Posted by Patrick

please young people, don't ever suggest that anyone roll their flute in and out, arghhhhhh...

the pitch is controlled by the angle of the air...


Re: how to tune by ear!!!    21:03 on Friday, March 23, 2007          

kozafluitmusique
(115 points)

If I do roll in/roll out while tuning, I do fix my headjoint after I do.


Re: how to tune by ear!!!    21:43 on Friday, March 23, 2007          

Account Closed
(3248 points)
Posted by Account Closed

please young people, don't ever suggest that anyone roll their flute in and out, arghhhhhh...


A lot of younger kids most likely say this because they have been misguided yet once again by another band director.


Re: how to tune by ear!!!    08:50 on Saturday, March 24, 2007          

Patrick
(1743 points)
Posted by Patrick

TOUCHE!


Re: how to tune by ear!!!    13:02 on Saturday, March 24, 2007          

Patrick
(1743 points)
Posted by Patrick

KOZA: moving the headjoint in and out is regulating the pitch, in other words, agreeing on a starting point with the other musicians, playing in tune is playing all pitches in tune relative to the A or Bb you started with.


Re: how to tune by ear!!!    23:28 on Saturday, March 24, 2007          

kozafluitmusique
(115 points)

"KOZA: moving the headjoint in and out is regulating the pitch, in other words, agreeing on a starting point with the other musicians, playing in tune is playing all pitches in tune relative to the A or Bb you started with."


True, true. Naughty me. I do fix it on my headjoint instead of remaining in that position, then continue tuning.


   




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