The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #156460   Message #3689548
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
24-Feb-15 - 05:04 PM
Thread Name: Why Can't I Sing With Wind Instruments?
Subject: RE: Why Can't I Sing With Wind Instruments?
Why not use our ears?

Ears work pretty well if the instrument is close to what it should be. But when a string is close, a lot of people have trouble telling if it is a tiny bit sharp or a tiny bit flat. You can waste a lot of time struggling with that.

I solve this problem by singing the note, but most people don't believe they can do that.

When strings are way off, as when putting new strings on my guitar, I need a piano to get it tuned.

One day, when I was playing with friends we counted 136 strings in the room. Without tuners, we would have been tuning all afternoon.