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Jan
2
comment Saxophone sometimes out of tune by nearly a fourth
If you provide some of the horn's info (make, model, serial number - I don't need the whole thing; just the first half of numbers and the remainder in "x"'s so I can figure out the date of manufacture), I may be able to look into some things.
Jan
2
comment Saxophone sometimes out of tune by nearly a fourth
Let's separate a couple of things (I'm going to be pedantic here, but it's necessary); it looks to me like you're conflating tone/timbre with intonation. When you say "sings beautifully", you're talking about the quality of the sound; a horn could be consistently 30-cents flat, but sound lovely. (But it would be out-of-tune with accompaniment.) I ask because typically if a horn were to go that far out of tune, it would also begin to sound terrible (probably airy).
Dec
31
comment Saxophone sometimes out of tune by nearly a fourth
Let me get this straight: You are saying that a Bb sax has relatively recently changed it's key, with no degradation of tone, performance, or inner intonation (each note is in tune relative to the other notes) to an Eb sax?