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What do trombone players do when others are tuning their instruments?


.... he sits, breathlessly waiting for the punchline .... :P

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musicians do tend to get annoyed easily when tuning there instruments.

my favorite tools of annoyment,(I don't think that's a word) are my harmonicas, or my big mouth. (Though I've been known to annoy people with my whistles also) :mrgreen:

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A guitar/lead singer I used to play with was being irritating on a job one night, so I played the intro (solo piano) of one of his 'love songs' a half-step high, C# instead of C. The dramatic entrance of the rest of the band sounded like somebody dropped a truck load of instruments on the highway - GOOD STUFF, that! 8)

The song was 'Wasted Time' by the Eagles, if you're familiar with them.

Also, when someone's trying to tune with an acoustic, use the pitch bender on the keys to pull the pitch just north or south .... they love it when you do that. :P

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A guitar/lead singer I used to play with was being irritating on a job one night, so I played the intro (solo piano) of one of his 'love songs' a half-step high, C# instead of C. The dramatic entrance of the rest of the band sounded like somebody dropped a truck load of instruments on the highway - GOOD STUFF, that! 8)

The song was 'Wasted Time' by the Eagles, if you're familiar with them.

Also, when someone's trying to tune with an acoustic, use the pitch bender on the keys to pull the pitch just north or south .... they love it when you do that. :P


You're wicked! :D Don't give Kitty ideas she's bad enough as it is :lol: !


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jrc wrote:
A guitar/lead singer I used to play with was being irritating on a job one night, so I played the intro (solo piano) of one of his 'love songs' a half-step high, C# instead of C. The dramatic entrance of the rest of the band sounded like somebody dropped a truck load of instruments on the highway - GOOD STUFF, that! 8)

The song was 'Wasted Time' by the Eagles, if you're familiar with them.

Also, when someone's trying to tune with an acoustic, use the pitch bender on the keys to pull the pitch just north or south .... they love it when you do that. :P


are you the same person who asked if my wife read this board? that was a great trick jrc. i don't think i could have done that without laughing my head off.

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jrc wrote:
A guitar/lead singer I used to play with was being irritating on a job one night, so I played the intro (solo piano) of one of his 'love songs' a half-step high, C# instead of C. The dramatic entrance of the rest of the band sounded like somebody dropped a truck load of instruments on the highway - GOOD STUFF, that! 8)

The song was 'Wasted Time' by the Eagles, if you're familiar with them.

Also, when someone's trying to tune with an acoustic, use the pitch bender on the keys to pull the pitch just north or south .... they love it when you do that. :P


You pulled this stunt at a rehearsel or an actual performance?


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Performance, with a fair number of people there as I recall, but it's been a long time.

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jrc wrote:
A guitar/lead singer I used to play with was being irritating on a job one night, so I played the intro (solo piano) of one of his 'love songs' a half-step high, C# instead of C. The dramatic entrance of the rest of the band sounded like somebody dropped a truck load of instruments on the highway - GOOD STUFF, that! 8)

The song was 'Wasted Time' by the Eagles, if you're familiar with them.

Also, when someone's trying to tune with an acoustic, use the pitch bender on the keys to pull the pitch just north or south .... they love it when you do that. :P


are you the same person who asked if my wife read this board? that was a great trick jrc. i don't think i could have done that without laughing my head off.


Yes, that's me

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Adrian wrote:
What do trombone players do when others are tuning their instruments?

Actually, trombones do have a tuning slide; you want the 'closed-slide' notes to be in tune. This would be much the same as tuning the strings on a violin, with all notes above that being tuned 'by ear' on the fly.


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jrc wrote:
A guitar/lead singer I used to play with was being irritating on a job one night, so I played the intro (solo piano) of one of his 'love songs' a half-step high, C# instead of C. The dramatic entrance of the rest of the band sounded like somebody dropped a truck load of instruments on the highway - GOOD STUFF, that! 8)
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Adrian wrote:
What do trombone players do when others are tuning their instruments?

Actually, trombones do have a tuning slide; you want the 'closed-slide' notes to be in tune. This would be much the same as tuning the strings on a violin, with all notes above that being tuned 'by ear' on the fly.


:shock: Never to old to learn something new. Thanks for that.


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I've heard about tuning programs for your computer. Does anyone know anything about them? If so, could someone post some info, or maybe a link to a download site?

Thanks, Ron

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This looks interesting; I haven't used it so you're on your own there.

http://home.gna.org/fmit/ss.html

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Ok Ron here is a tuner I use.

http://www1.ocn.ne.jp/~tuner/tuner_e.html

The first one called tuner_e.zip is for windows. It is a very good tuner for flute and whistle. It was originally developed for a Shakahachi type flute.

I hope this helps someone.

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Assuming you run Windows, I like the AP Tuner for Windows as it has settings for Just Intonation as well as Equal Temperment tuning.

I use just intonation as it is "in tune" rather than "equally out of tune".


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Thanks for the link FP. I have added this tuner to my system also.

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fancypiper wrote:
Assuming you run Windows, I like the AP Tuner for Windows as it has settings for Just Intonation as well as Equal Temperment tuning.

I use just intonation as it is "in tune" rather than "equally out of tune".


Nice one. Thanks!


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I tried downloading all of these, but a window opens that says windows can not open this file. Something about a download host.

My computer's so old, the keyboard's made out of slate, and the hard drive's mice running on a wheel.

Oh well.... I followed the directions to fix it, but it didn't work.

Thanks anyway guys.

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