I have browsed the archives without really finding the answer I'm looking for about intonation. That is, the relation of pitch and tone. Is intonation better if the tone is better?
I have noticed something strange about all this. I often play along with backup midi or mp3. Sometimes I will encounter a note that I just can not force to be in correct pitch. In the extreme, I have a bad time playing with a recorded oboe. In contrast, I never have a problem with a recorded flute. (or live)
But my question is not about hardware. Does tone effect intonation such that it would be a major concern in new violin purchases? Yes, I would want the best I could afford but am I making too much of tone?
(I remember a young high school orchestra soloist who had the most gorgeous violin I ever heard in person. Her notes "sounded round" and I will never forget it!)
Should I expect to have some problems playing with other instruments just possibly due to THEIR sound?
(It happens that my violin and church piano are a heavenly match.)
(Yes, I'm thinking about a new violin but my favorite shop is now about 700 miles away since I moved.) (bad move!)
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