Monday, January 10, 2022

Woodwind & Brass Tuning Charts

tuning forkAs we all know, every instrument has it's own unique set of idiosyncrasies and tuning tendencies. This week, we feature two great tuning tendency charts that can be very helpful in sorting all out, plus a chart of pitches most suitable for setting the length of each instrument. Although there is no better tool for tuning than the human ear, it is a great advantage to understand those tendencies AND have some reliable solutions.

Harlon Lamkin was Director of Bands at Owasso High School in Oklahoma from 1973 to 1989. He possessed a wealth of knowledge on every instrument. These three charts were created by Harlon many years ago. Every director would benefit from keeping them close at hand.

Click on each of the screenshots below to download printable PDFs.

Woodwind Tuning

Brass Tuning

Tuning Pitches

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