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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000834.txt from 1997/12

From: Roger Shilcock <>
Subj: Re: Ten cents -- can you spare a dime?
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 04:09:10 -0500

Ideally, if one member of an orchestra tunes to an electronic meter,
*everybody* should.
Roger Shilcock

On Thu, 18 Dec 1997, Ed Lowry wrote:

> Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 01:45:56 -0500
> From: Ed Lowry <>
> Reply-To:
> To: Clarinetists <>
> Subject: Ten cents -- can you spare a dime?
> 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 is
> sharp or flat, one can see it on the meter. This may not be good, since it
> can make us rely on the electronics in front of us instead of the ears
> within us. Nevertheless, Jacqueline's note prompts the following question:
> 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
> Sacramento

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