Klarinet Archive - Posting 000123.txt from 2010/11
From: "Bill Hausmann" <bhausmann1@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] RES: Orchestral Pitch
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 20:58:38 -0500
It IS a bit strange, but psychoacoustically true. Flat sounds really bad,
but the same amount sharp does not. Just one of the many unexplained human
If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jennifer =
> Subject: Re: [kl] RES: Orchestral Pitch
> On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 9:37 PM, Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.net>
> > But the increased projection is itself a myth. =A0The problem is that
> the ear is relatively insensitive to SHARPNESS, but VERY sensitive to
> This is a strange phenomenon. If one player is sharp, then the rest
> of the band is flat. Is the flatness of the band relative to the
> sharp soloist disturbing? Or does it go unnoticed, because of the
> sheer difference in number of players in the two camps. The "flat"
> band is actually in tune because of the large number of players and
> the soloist's sharpness goes unnoticed. Alternatively, the flat alto
> sax in the second row stands out like a sore thumb relative to the "in
> tune" band. Nevermind the sharp soloist.
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