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Maths teacher, Hobby programmer, ex Computing teacher.

I'm old enough that my early internet experience was using a dumb terminal with bakelite keys to access a server in a different city via JANet.

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comment Saxophone sometimes out of tune by nearly a fourth
In the ed we took it to a guy who repairs & maintains woodwind instruments for some very pretigious orchestras. He said it was badly made and would cost less to replace than fix!
Jan
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comment Saxophone sometimes out of tune by nearly a fourth
No, I'm saying "Sometimes it's fine and sings beautifully, but other times it'll be out of tune by between a major third and a fourth. It's a Bb instrument, so when he plays C we should hear Bb but we were hearing something between Eb and E." We did try one time is was malfunctioning just to tune to Eb, but he found that frustrating, so I'm guessing there was some "degradation of performance". I'm no saxophonist, but he's no internet user.
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comment Saxophone sometimes out of tune by nearly a fourth
It's been a Bb sax for at least a couple of decades (that's as far back as I've known him), but started malfuntioning a year or two ago. I suspect the sax is older than I am, and I was born a good few decades ago.
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accepted Saxophone sometimes out of tune by nearly a fourth
Sep
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comment Saxophone sometimes out of tune by nearly a fourth
That's very very very helpful advice, thanks. It's not a school band and the saxophonist in question is older than me! I'm a pianist. It seems to be uniformly out of tune rather than changing at different notes. The octive key and the interval of 5th sounds very plausible (couldn't have told you whether it was down by 4th or up by 5th anyway).
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comment Is there a name for this sort of ambiguity with respect to the rhythm of a piece, and/or is this a recognized technique in composition?
Ozric Tentacles always love to mess with rhythm. One example: Akasha starts with the beat a bit in the air, then about 0:30 - you were wrong. At about 0:57 - no you were wrong at 0:30. See also their "The Sacred Turf". Pop sometimes does it too: 3 words (Cherl Cole ft will i am) at 0:16 erm... at 0:45 no more doubt.. (Great post, I love music that confuses me, and lots of good examples in responses. Thanks.)
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asked Saxophone sometimes out of tune by nearly a fourth