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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000264.txt from 2004/12

From: "Karl Krelove" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Followup question: Greenline and temperature
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 08:43:53 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Hausmann []
> The oboe's A is not necessarily any better in tune than any other
> instrument's. The orchestra tunes to the oboe at least in part
> because the
> oboe is the least able to ADJUST its tuning. Thus, if the oboe is
> 10 cents
> flat due to conditions in the hall, and EVERYBODY tunes 10 cents
> flat, all
> will be well, except maybe for the perfect pitch folks.

Or the strings just decide the A is too low and tune higher (wherever they
tuned before they came out onstage) and the winds all whip out their Korgs
and tune to those.


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