Antique Pitch Pipe...Instruments: How do you use it?!
From Tess Z
Anyone know how to use this because I can't seem to change the pitch...or maybe you can't.
I know, someone is going to ask for a photo. If no one recognizes this I'll have to try a photo later.
From Tess Zummm...let's change that to lyre. Should make more sense now.
Posted on October 10, 2008 at 04:42 AM
From Allan Chunot that this looks like a lyre.. but does it look something like this?
Posted on October 10, 2008 at 03:19 PM
or not at all?
From Tess Zugh! I'm trying to get a photo in here.
Posted on October 10, 2008 at 05:09 PM
From Joseph GalambaSome old pitch pipes function similarly to a slide whistle. The pitch can be changed by pulling out/pushing in a rod that is labeled with pitches and lines (like a manual metronome) or on more sophisticated models by pushing a rod from pitch to pitch on a semi-circular dial-like thing (a little like an old TV knob)
Posted on October 10, 2008 at 11:31 PM
Does it seem like either of these might be the case?
Also pitch pipes tend to become out of tune over time, so you should check the pitch once you figure out how to work it.
From Pauline LernerDoes it look like the pitchpipe sold by Shar Music http://www.sharmusic.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=1252&Cat=. ? I used one as a kid, and they're still on the market. They're used for tuning a violin, and their pitches can not be altered. You blow into one pipe at a time. The pipes are tuned to G, D, A, and E They are quite cheap ($7.99 at Shar), and they work. They are far cheaper than electronic tuners, and they make the user learn to tune by ear, not by eye.
Posted on October 11, 2008 at 05:43 AM
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