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Sunday, November 19, 2006

"Taking Aim at Good Intonation"

"Taking Aim at Good Intonation" International Society of Bassists Volume 30, Number 1 - p. 25

This article looks at the steps bassists should take to have good intonation. The ability to play in tune depends on three things: an understanding of the harmonic series and temperaments, ear training, and ability to apply these skills in both practice and performance. The article explains how the intervals are all derived by mathematical ratios, and goes into detail about harmonics and temperaments on the bass using specific examples. It states what a bass player needs to have a good ear and good tone, and includes and exercise to practice to help with both. The last section outlines what the bass player's job is while playing in a group, specifiacally and orchestra, and tips to help with many aspects of playing bass.

7 Comments:

At 11/19/2006 6:04 PM, Blogger Emily Rose said...

You did a really good job of outlining the article while making it interesting.

 
At 11/19/2006 7:09 PM, Blogger Becca said...

Second sentence: "...ability to play in tune...", not playing. Otherwise, it's great.

 
At 11/19/2006 7:19 PM, Blogger Nat said...

Looks good to me. You covered all the topics well it seems, I would have just reworded the last part where you refer to the last section, since a reader of an abstract will not have read the article first you might just want to reword that, but that also might just be my style. Good overall.

 
At 11/19/2006 7:21 PM, Blogger Kitt_Katt said...

Second sentence, "The ability to playing in tune"...

 
At 11/19/2006 9:17 PM, Blogger Renee said...

who could of guess tommy would write about bass. :)

 
At 11/19/2006 10:44 PM, Blogger Andrew said...

Make sure that all of your grammar is correct.

 
At 11/19/2006 11:15 PM, Blogger Mistuh Bond said...

It has its issues, but overall it's good.

 

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