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 Re: Barrel Question
Author: zhangray4 
Date:   2017-12-03 08:53

I agree with Karl. If BGBG is playing by himself, it doesn't matter if he decides to tune to A=415 hz or A=452 hz. Pitch is relative. It is set by human beings, and we are all human beings. If we are not forced to do so, we should be given the opportunity to tune to whatever hertz we want to.

So if you are indeed a little flat, BGBG, then see how flat you are. Adjust the tuner's settings and change the pitch lower a tad, going by a hz at a time. See what pitch reference makes most of your notes (and the important notes) in tune and select that. Rule of thumb is that throat tones are usually sharp, so worry about them later.

For the notes that are still not in tune, like the throats, try alternate/resonance fingerings. And then you need to be mentally aware that those notes are out-of-tune notes on your clarinet so that when you play those notes without a tuner, you know if you need to lip down a bit or pinch a tad.

-- Ray Zhang
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"The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause."
-- Gustav Mahler

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