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A Guide to the Understanding & Correction of Intonation Problems

  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick

“Solutions to tuning problems?”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]
This slim volume aims to help sort out the thorny problems of intonation which challenges musicians everywhere. It covers woodwind and brass and has detailed instructions on how to practice good tuning. There is a 'Pitch Tendencies and Adjustments' section for each instrument which has a description of the problems, and advice on how to adjust blowing together with some alternative fingerings. 'Acoustical Considerations' has examples of how to adjust tuning within an ensemble, again with advice on what is likely to happen and a possible solution. Buying this book won't instantly make you play better in tune but it will certainly increase your understanding. Thanks Corky!



  •      Warming Up
  •      Tuning (general)
  •      Tuning Process:
    •                Woodwinds
    •                Brass
    •                Ensemble
  •      Pitch Tendencies & Adjustments:
  •               Flute
    •               Oboe
    •               Bassoon
    •               Clarinet
    •               Alto Sax
    •              Tenor Sax
    •              Trumpet &  T C Euphonium
    •              French Horn
    •              B C Euphonium
    •              Trombone
    •              Tuba
  •      Acoustical Considerations:
    •              Example 1 - Major Chord
    •              Example 2 - Dominant 7th & 9th
    •              Example 3 - Unison Line
    •              Example 4 - Minor Chord
    •              Example 5 - Unison Tutti
      •                                     D Concert, E Concert
      •                                     C Concert, F Concert    

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
Category: Flute Technique Books
Publisher: Meredith Music
Publisher's reference: HL00317018
Our Stock Code: 1202267
Media Type: Paperback (27 pages [score])