Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Playing in Other Keys Without Retuning

If you are playing with another instrument, which is in a different key from your instrument, and you don't retune, you will be able to find some notes that work -- or, if you are lucky, you will find just a few tines that don't work.

When you find the ones that don't work, put a piece of sticky pad paper on those tines to remind you "don't play me." If that sounds too childish for you, do it in your mind: imagine you put some sticky pad paper on the "out of key" tines to remind you not to play them.