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December 27, 2006


All the brass (with the possible exception of the french horn) can be retuned about as easily as the strings; just keep the tubes greased and they can be adjusted with possibly less effort than turning a peg on a violin. The trombone has only one tube to slide; trumpet, baritone and tuba have 3, one for each valve.

A nightmare from my short-lived orchestra days: While the orchestra tunes to the oboe, rendering my absolute intunedness meaningless since the orchestra's tuning relative to me, I always feared that someone in the audience possessing acute absolute pitch would call me out. I support Ben's design for distributed burden.

"Chinary Ung" is an exceptionally awesome name.

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