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That sort of pinging noise usually happens because strings are getting caught on the nut, so the first thing I’d try is lubricating the nut with graphite like you’ve already done for the bridge. If that doesn’t help, there’s another popular trick to keep your strings smooth at the bridge, which can also keep strings from breaking prematurely. Find some ...


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You are quite correct that a trumpet is out of tune when more than one valve is depressed. This is unavoidable, as the mathematics just don't add up. For instance, valve 1 is the correct length to lower the open note by two semitones; valve 3 is the correct length to lower the open note by three semitones. But if valve 1 is already down, then adding valve 3 ...


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Basically, You can't tune an oboe, but you can tune everything else, so at least the orchestra will be in tune with itself. No one in the audience will notice; everything is relative.


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An oboe is an instrument with quite rigid pitch (possibly somewhat depending on the reed, with oboe reeds having pretty much the shortest lifetime of all reed instruments). String instruments can be painlessly retuned, and most wind instruments can be tuned a bit more or at least can be better pitch-shifted when playing using embouchure, air pressure or ...


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If you have ever seen an oboe on an oscilloscope, it produces a perfect sine wave. As contrast a trumpet's output has a much more complex sound wave. An experienced oboist can produce a perfect standing wave. Today we have electronic machines that can do this, but in the mid-17th century they had to use natural means. This has carried on through tradition ...


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I found this: Circumstances of history, mostly, but also acoustics. The first orchestras (in the late 1600s) were mainly string instruments. A pair of oboes was sometimes used to strengthen the first and second violin parts. Soon composers were writing separate parts for the oboe, exploiting its singing tone as a contrast to the violins. The bright, ...


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I want to make an addition to all these excellent answers. With just intonation, it's not possible to make all the chords just. Not even in a single key. Let's look at the common just major scale based on I, IV and V just major triads: C 1:1 D 9:8 E 5:4 F 4:3 G 3:2 A 5:3 B 15:8 In this scale, I, IV, V major triads (4:5:6) and iii and vi minor triads ...


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It may be cheap strings, cheap machine heads, cheap guitar. Good for tuning UP rather than DOWN, Maybe the strings themselves have never been stretched properly. I've been given guitars to tune with 6 month old strings, and until the strings get a real good pulling to stretch them and bed them into the bobbins on the machine heads, they would always be going ...


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The D/G melodeon is a lot easier to play, but as already stated is really best for English (morris) dance music. The pull-push action of going up and down the scales give accent to the dancing. The basses are a lot easier too. Most of the push and pull treble notes harmonise with the basses, and there is just one note really (E in G scale) which doesn't ...


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The old folksinger Joni Mitchell had about 55 tunings that she would regularly use in performance. When she no longer wanted an 18-wheeler to carry 55 guitars on tour she went to the Roland VG-8 guitar processing system which stored all her guitar tunings. Joni Mitchell would play on a strat so under monitored situations the difference between the way that ...


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I think it's because.. It sounds "dirty" if distorted, because the lower you go the dirtier the distortion sounds. The looser string has a sound of its own; it's a bit more bassey and responds to palm-muting well because of extra looseness. It extends the musical range of your guitar by a full tone. Some chords are not just easier, they're possible with ...


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its a cheat, hack or just a easier way to be a guitar player when learning it the right way was to hard... If you want a lower sound then tune down, but if you cant play a standard power chord at the speed of a drop tuned power chord? then give up being a guitarist and learn to play bass. I run into to many so called guitarist that cant play the music I ...



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