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Mendy Smith

A Well Tempered Practice Diet - Drones

September 19, 2011 at 3:45 AM

Since last week's blog, I pulled out my old chromatic tuner that produced drones and started working on my Major scales.  The drone was difficult to hear, but after some readjusting its position, I found a sweet-spot where I could hear the done through my own playing.

Besides learning that my 2nd finger was consistently flat by a few cents was that the non-ringing scales (C#, D#, F#) were the easiest to dial in my intonation with the drone.  Even when coming down off of the 3rd octave and losing my fingerings, I managed to find the resonant tone.  It took less time than I thought to learn to listen.

It was an ear opening experience.

 

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