Date: 2018-03-21 18:02
I'm new here, and pretty new to clarinet (been playing for about 3 months) and generally really enjoying it (I have a background in mandolin and guitar, so it's a completely different play style) but I just want to ask a question or two on intonation, or more accurately tuning.
I am currently renting a low level clarinet with a view to buying it from John Packer in the UK (for those that know the store). When I play with a tuner in front of me the clarinet seems to play flat according to the tuner (korg digital chromatic) however it doesn't sound flat to my ears. I was having lessons until a few weeks ago, had to stop for financial reasons, but will start again soon. I did ask my teacher if I was playing in tune and she said I was, and when I played along with her when she played piano or clarinet, it sounded in tune, but I keep seeing advice that I should check intonation with a tuner, so was wondering if I'm doing something wrong, mebbe with the tuner or is it something to do with the clarinet being a transposing instrument.
Hope this makes sense.