1. Slide-o-Maniac

    Tuning and Intonation

    As a student trombonist, I was taught to listen and adjust the tuning of every note I play. I've been doing this for over 40 years now. I'm not perfect, but I do listen. I recently noticed that when tuning the band, conductors often use electronic tuners, and tune people individually...
  2. D

    Cornet valve port alignment woes Quality Control?

    I have been having real problems playing Cornet over the past few years. I was principal Cornet for 20 years in our village Band and played Besson cornets, the "Imperial Besson" predecessor to the 700, then my own Sovereign possibly a 921, and then a 927. More recently I have mainly conducted...