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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000839.txt from 1997/12

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: Ten cents -- can you spare a dime?
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 10:54:12 -0500

On Thu, 18 Dec 1997, Ed Lowry wrote:
> 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?

A pretty good question.......on my Korg (I have an old AT-1 or
something like that - about 12 years old! with the needle that goes left
and right....not the wave form)....if the needle moves very far left and
right (1/4 of an inch) or more......I get nervous.....especially when
trying a new horn. If it all remains fairly close throughout the scale, I
am happier! 10 Cents is about as far on the tuner as I would want to see
it move before voicing the note becomes problematic. Also, if you have a
reputable craftsman repad and seal the horn, the intonation problems you
encounter above 10 cents often go away!

Roger Garrett

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