I want to know your thoughts on a pitch preview

Posted: 1/31/2007 11:00:44 AM

From: Kingston, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

I converted my EWPro so the tuner out put, which was high and annoying as a preview, is now a true pitch preview.

You can still use a tuner with it, but the tuner is only practical for checking pitch during practice or finding an entry pitch out of the blue.

A really great thing about pitch preview is
*you can take it off*
whenever you want.

I usually perform with it and don't really even notice it much if the level is set right it's subliminal.
I often practice without it.
And I don't use it at all for warm up and technical exercises.

Once it's there you have a choice, without it you don't.

Among my professional thereminist friends
most do not use it, several do,
and none of them care if I do or not.
They respond first to my playing and the music,
not how I've configured and fine tuned my EWPro.

Personally, I wouldn't be without it.
Posted: 1/31/2007 1:35:27 PM

From: Undisclosed location without Dick Cheney

Joined: 2/21/2005

Alexander, the idea with a pitch preview is that it helps you keep on track whenever you make a jump for an interval. So, sometimes you really would want it between notes during a performance, although it's also true that a lot of the time you'd ignore it.
Posted: 1/31/2007 1:46:55 PM

From: Kingston, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

Yes it does help some with jumps,
at least for me,
but not as much as some folks seem to think.
You still need to be 99% correct physically.

It's an extremely valuable but still comparatively minor aid to your over all technique.

Playing with it can actually help you play better with out it, if that's your goal.
I think it helps with the building of the internal mental and muscular scaffolding that eventually supports the effortless and thought-free performance of something you've fully learned.

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