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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000833.txt from 1997/12

From: Ed Lowry <>
Subj: Ten cents -- can you spare a dime?
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 01:45:56 -0500

Jacqueline Eastwood's discussion of what notes to tune to included the
observation that her long B is ten cents sharp, but that (apparently)
wasn't so much as to cause her worry. (I'm paraphrasing, so apologies if=

this is incorrect.) =

Now that we have tuners, of course, one doesn't need to hear that a note =
sharp or flat, one can see it on the meter. This may not be good, since =
can make us rely on the electronics in front of us instead of the ears
within us. Nevertheless, Jacqueline's note prompts the following questio=
How much does a note need to be flat or sharp, in terms of cents on the
meter, to raise concerns about whether the clarinet should be adjusted? =

Does Jacqueline (or any professional clarinetist) adjust for those ten
cents whenever she plays that particular note? =

Thanks for your thoughts.

Ed Lowry

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