Re: Re: Re: I'm playing flat!!!

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Posted by ba-da-boom---clunk! on December 21, 1999 at 10:38:46:

In Reply to: Re: Re: I'm playing flat!!! posted by Steve on December 21, 1999 at 01:56:01:

Sorry, I should have put a smiley on there. I'm sure we all gave you sufficient credit for having done so. Your words just hearkened me back to Mrs. Ridlehuber's band class (no, I'm not making that name up!) We'd play a Bb scale, and she'd turn to a baritone player named Ken, who liked to play with his tuning slide, and tell him "push in".

I don't know that much about F tuba, but the (huge) bass bone I used to play was probably comparable when I pulled the F trigger. When I first started, I had a very similar problem, and it did turn out to be the MP. Try a piece that's made for an F, and see if the tuning clears up. If so, then the search begins for an F MP that plays in tune and gives the sound you want. Good luck!

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