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Re: Buying a Tuner
Okay, I'll bite. There's nothing wrong with buying a 12 window tuner if that is the tool that a director wants to use and it works for the band. In fact, it worked for decades and I could point to many bands and recording where bands used them and were a standard that better bands still reach for to this day. They no tonal energy, harmony director or tuners and mics for each kid in the band or on each stand. No? How did Revelli get those Hobart High School Bands and Univ. of Michigan Bands so in tune? How did Fennell get that Eastman Wind Ensemble in tune? My point is, don't knock a tuning device just because you don't use it. It's not always about the Joneses. Another thing, by the time you buy a Harmony Director, tuners and mic for the whole band, you could have bought a 12 window tuner for almost as much. Again, it's personal preference. The end goal is for students to understand tuning of unisons, octaves, chords and other intervals and tuning tendencies for their instruments. Personally, I have tonal energy on my phone and I tune section members and make the others listen. We use "ears" as our main tuner. My way, may not be good for your way, just as your way may not work for me.