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 Re: Barrel Question
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2017-12-04 03:46

BGBG wrote:

> Like a procedure, not simply blowing a note and see if
> green light or red light comes on. Right now I am using a Korg
> CA-1.

The most important thing is to ditch the visual indicators and practice listening to your pitch against sound. It takes practice and a lot of listening to develop a sense of where each note in a scale should tune.

I don't think the CA-1 produces aural pitches. Assuming that it doesn't, buy a tuner that (a) produces sound over a full chromatic scale and (b) has an adjustable reference pitch. If the tuner is fixed at A=440, you will have to find the way (where this thread started) - shorter barrel, different mouthpiece, different reeds, etc. - to bring your pitch up to be in tune with a 440 A. This isn't (IMO) necessary if you can adjust the tuner to match your general pitch - not just your tuning note, but the majority of notes on your clarinet.

Once the tuner is calibrated to match your starting point, you can start at the bottom of a scale, play it on the tuner, and play it on your clarinet. If the pitches match, go on to the next note. If they're different, you have to adjust yours up or down. If you do this enough, you'll get used to which notes on your instrument are out of tune and what you need to do to compensate for them.

Related to this, probably after you've matched pitches for awhile, you can set the tuner to play the tonic note of a tune you want to practice, then listen to how true the intervals sound between each note you play and the tonic sounding on the tuner.

Wanting to play in tune with yourself is musically commendable. I would only suggest that you be careful not to let yourself mono-focus so much on the correct that you forget to enjoy playing for its own sake.

None of this will be a quick process.


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