Dealing with intonation challenges on the fiddle
Before this hotseat session, FiddleHed Bob wrote me to say, “I struggle a bit with Intonation. I can play along, up to speed with around 15 recordings I have and can automatically get “Squared away” on intonation. But when I play by myself, intonation is kind of hit or miss. Some days, I do pretty well, other days not so well. I have played with the drones and that works pretty well. I do prefer the recordings (made by old time players that are really up to speed) to dial in intonation, and more importantly, timing.
- Working on Liza Jane
- Make sure the fiddle is tuned.
- Drone tuning
- Turn drone on and off
- Call-and-response loops
- Interval practice
- Audiation and singing
- Single notes, intervals, phrases
- How To Play Better In Tune With An Electronic Tuner
This micro-lesson is an excerpt from an office hours webinar I gave on November 17, 2020. View the entire live-stream with indexed questions here.
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