A lot of us would consider perfect pitch an asset, but this one backfired on me. I have grown up with 440Hz or 442Hz A all my life, and I have a perfect pitch on 442Hz to the accuracy of few hertzes. Which is fine if you're playing Tchaik, I suppose.
However, I was selected to perform Bach Chaconne, and it's on a baroque violin, tuned to 425Hz or maybe even lower. I CANNOT play it without my fingers shifting up to 442Hz! My double stops are falling apart like a wet paper bag and it sounds like Schoenberg's composition rather than Bach's.
I have this performance in 2 months. I need it fixed by then. Any suggestions?
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