Saturday, November 10, 2007

Demo - Staying in Tune

Julie join us in the studio to lay down the violin tracks. On listening to her playback, both Ben and her noticed that she was a little flat. They tried again, and again, eventually realizing that she needed to tune her D string slightly sharp. Next time through, it sounded good.

For me I hate to admit that it sounded just fine. Ben and Julie, however, have much better ears and pick up on an instrument or someone's voice being the slightest bit out of tune. We then got into a discussion about how often we hear people playing or recoding out of tune. To trained musician's being out of tune is like fingernails on a blackboard.

Take home lesson - BE IN TUNE with both your instrument and voice! If you don't have a great ear, get someone who does. Think of it as musical proof reading.

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At 11:38 AM, Blogger Gary said...

Yes, it's very tough to be in tune sometimes. I record myself often and listen back to the live tape, during the performance it sounds ok, but when you listen closely you can hear the pitchyness. Works best if one has good monitors. I really wish I had better hearing.


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