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 Re: Thoughts on Playing the Clarinet in Tune
Author: Liquorice 
Date:   2018-09-21 10:45

Ken- when I first learnt about how pure intervals differed from intervals tuned in equal temperament I got a synthesizer to practise with. The synthesizer held sustained notes while I experimented with tuning intervals above and below the sustained notes. (Nowadays there are apps for this kind of thing). 4ths and 5ths took very little adjustment (2 cents) but I was shocked at how much I had to adjust for pure 3rds (14 cents). I listened for beats and difference tones until my ear got used to hearing where those intervals should be placed. So I found the chart was a very useful guide in the beginning.

Many students aren‘t aware of where pure intervals need to be placed and have some vague idea that a third needs to be tuned “a bit” lower (basically as you wrote in your guidelines), but this is of course wrong because some thirds need to be tuned substantially higher. And “a bit” is an inadequate description for the variety of adjustments required.



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