Tuning Drones with a groove – tune on the move!

The ability to play in tune isn't ultimately about being able to match a pitch - it's about being able to match a pitch even before you start the note!

What does this mean? It means you need to be able to imagine the pitch before you start the note. If you have to adjust your intonation after beginning the note, then you were out of tune before being in tune. Music doesn't have room for that! (There are occasions, of course, when you need to adjust to play in tune with a sound that isn't in tune...it's not a perfect world.)

 

 

Try these drones with the opening of the Tuba Mirum.

The key of Bb should be easy...how about the others?

Get used to transposing in your head!

 

 

Bb

B

C

Db

D

Eb

E

F

Gb

G

Ab

A

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