Re: Cold Weather Intonation
Posted by DesertJazz on 10/5/2020, 3:37 pm, in reply to "Cold Weather Intonation"
First you have to constantly address this leading up to contest! Have kids use tuners on a regular basis and develop a tuning check routine that can be done quickly. We have begun playing the show, immediately tune, check it, and then CONSTANTLY they need to keep warm air blowing through their horns. Holding brass mouthpiece in their hands can make a big difference too. |
I like preshows for dealing with this. It lets you play before the clock begins and warm the sound up to the 0. Unfortunately I don't have one planned for this year, and a December 5th Area date sounds cold even down here in South Texas...