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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000528.txt from 1998/04

From: "Nigel Millar" <>
Subj: RE: Tuning?
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 14:22:08 -0400

Relieved to see that it was not just me puzzled by this. It is well
Daniel N. Leeson at

Tune!It a shareware program is useful to experiment with, needs a soundcard
and microphone it will compare any note with standard with correction for
key of instrument. I have
not tested it for accuracy.

Nigel Millar
Total clarinet beginner

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Kenneth Wolman
> Sent: Saturday, 11 April 1998 02:31
> To:
> Subject: Tuning?
> It never occurred to me to do this before: that is, check the
> tuning on the
> clarinet.
> I have one of those Seiko quartz metronomes with a tuning A
> pitched at 440.
> When I tested the clarinet's A against the metronome's, I was a full tone
> flat. Playing a B gave me a perfectly matched note.
> So...ignorance is not this in fact a B-flat clarinet or am I
> dealing with something else? Remember, I inherited this thing, and when I
> got it in 1991, all I knew was that there were B-flat, E-flat, and bass
> clarinets. I didn't know about basset horns, altos, or A clarinets.
> Is something possibly wrong with the horn or is this not what I thought?
> Ken
> "The East River. But it was not a river at all. Merely a column of water
> connecting the upper harbor to the Sound. Yet everyone called it a river.
> They chose not to think about it. They clung to the surface of things."
> --Peter Quinn, "Banished Children of Eve"
> Ken Wolman

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