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Old 04-17-2013, 12:09 PM   #9
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Default Re: Ears versus Tuners

Originally Posted by Bish View Post
I have had opportunities to check some ear-tuned pipes with a tuner, and they have not so far been spot on. The closest I have seen is drones within 2 hz of the chanter.
This seems odd. I know I have had opportunity to do this as well, and for the most part have not noticed that. And that would not be with great players.

I find most reasonable players tune their drones to chanter quite well.

On the other hand, with some people who blow less steady, I find tuning with the meter easier as your ear will pick up every slight variation in blowing. I believe this is because the chanter is more sensitive to the blowing. Especially for bands, the tuner helps match drones from one player to the next.
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