When I played the Bowing Central tracks for A, the sound when bowing with the track was off, mine too sharp or its too flat. So I asked my phone app tuner where my note was on the fiddle, and I had A and B on A1 (on a phone app, so there’s that). I asked it to “tune” when playing the track on the computer. It gave me a Bflat for the B track. Hmmmmmmmmmm. Intentional, or is my computer just bad at sound? Or my phone/tuner off? So I hooked up my new fancy dancy Bose speaker to the computer and tried again. Same effect. B flat on the tuner to the track. Going for a minor chord?
Please anyone, your thoughts on what’s going on there. Should I ditch the app and use a clip on tuner instead?
Question 2: If you are using a mute, do you tune first then mute, or mute then tune or does it matter? and c, does playing with a mute mess with your sense of tone when playing without.
Great questions, I will sit here with you and await some wisdom on these questions. Would you care to share a cookie? Maybe we should lay down a hat while we’re here and play a tune or two 😉
I also have noticed some slight tuning errors in play alongs, but I didn’t take note of which. I always have a practice mute on, and never remember about it, so I’ve never taken it off to tune. I have played with it off only a couple of times and sadly it sounds SO DIFFERENT that I don’t prefer it, and it’s probably much cleaner with it off, what do you think?
DeeDee, Did you say cookie? Haha, when showed my travel mate this site, she said I oughta send Jason some cookies. Lol. Yes I’d share some with you too. Mute sweetens the sound to me too. I try not to use it so I can learn to create my own sweetness. My elderly neighbors said they hear me but not to worry. She plays a piano, and they are more concerned that I park farther from the line in the garage. Glad I asked. Play on