Great idea!!!!I just use gstring app for my phone
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Most ears aren't blessed with perfect pitch and while a player may think he/she is in tune, but within his own specific "temperament" i.e. dependent on mood, humidity levels, comfort etc.Best value? Take your sax with your usual mouthpiece to a friend who has a tuner. Warm up a bit. Borrow friend's tuner. Blow middle range note. Check in tune. Borrow pen from friend. Mark mouthpiece position on cork. This gives a future reference point. After that, use your ears - they came free with your body.
a chromatic tuner gives you the note in concert pitch but there are some which allows transposition - many android tuners apps do that for free.Ok I'm going to show my total ignorance here (and probably make myself look really thick ) but if I play a note to the tuner, it simply tells me what note it is, ie concert pitch?
I'm not sure...what is the record and do I get an award if I break it?Hey TripleB you must have at started least a dozens new 'which XXXX should I buy?" threads in the past 12 hours across CafeSax and SOTW.
Are you trying for a record?
It tells you what the nearest note is (usually in concert pitch) and gives you an idea of how sharp or flat you are relative to that note.Ok I'm going to show my total ignorance here (and probably make myself look really thick ) but if I play a note to the tuner, it simply tells me what note it is, ie concert pitch?
The record is an approximate undecided quantity. If you break it you will get "Cool Points". They are totally useless and worthless.I'm not sure...what is the record and do I get an award if I break it?
You don't need perfect pitch, just an appreciation of relative pitch, and being in tune. You need to learn this to play any instrument with variable tuning like the sax. All you need is a single reference point - traditionally middle C on a decent piano, or a single tuning fork. Work out the rest of the pitch from there. That's what everyone had to do before cheap electronic tuners became available.Most ears aren't blessed with perfect pitch