Printer-friendly version
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.

 

This entry has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Email

Violinist.com is made possible by...

Shar Music
Shar Music

Yamaha Silent Violin
Yamaha Silent Violin

Juilliard Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies
Juilliard Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies

Pirastro Strings
Pirastro Strings

Corilon Violins
Corilon Violins

Find a Summer Music Program
Find a Summer Music Program

Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases

North Shore Chamber Music Festival
North Shore Chamber Music Festival

Violinist.com Business Directory
Violinist.com Business Directory

Violinist.com Guide to Online Learning
Violinist.com Guide to Online Learning

Dominant Pro Strings

Antonio Strad Violin

Bay Fine Strings Violin Shop

Bobelock Cases

Fiddlerman.com

Fiddlershop

Los Angeles Violin Shop

Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Violin-Strings.com

Metzler Violin Shop

Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin

Warchal

Barenreiter

Johnson String Instrument and Carriage House Violins

Potter Violins

String Masters

Bein & Company

Annapolis Bows & Violins

Laurie's Books

Discover the best of Violinist.com in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews.

Violinist.com Interviews Volume 1
Violinist.com Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn

Violinist.com Interviews Volume 2
Violinist.com Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine

Subscribe