I have an entire album! Animal Collectives "Feels":
All the instruments on the album were tuned to an out of tune piano (full story is on the wiki I think). Question is, is it still out of tune if all the instruments are out of tune by approximately the same amount?
Out of tune-ness tortures me.
I have to get away from it or turn it off.
Someone, the artist or engineer/producer must be asleep
at the switch.
The horns at the end of Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves A Woman"
are horribly out of tune.
Unless your playing along with instruments that can't be tuned on spot fairly quickly, and as long as the band is in tune together, I don't think most people really notice unless it's DRASTIC. I've seen bands that tune specifically to their vocalist's natural range (most times an "in between" tuning), and it works fine.
Just about the entire discography of Hound Dog Taylor...
Especially in folk music like Appalachian old-time or Irish trad, I find that instruments that are too in tune sound odd. I heard a classical violin player try to play Irish trad once and it just didn't sound right, even though the notes were all correct.
Out of tune-ness tortures me. I have to get away from it or turn it off. Someone, the artist or engineer/producer must be asleep at the switch. Unforgivable. The horns at the end of Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves A Woman" are horribly out of tune.
i forget the whole story but jerry wexler had rick hall redo the horns after he heard the master but the old master still accidentally ended up at the pressing plant much to wexler's chagrin...
too much great music where the out of tune-ness still gets trumped by a great performance to let it get to me... of course like everything within reason...
on some records i use my old duo-jet which won't intonate partly because i have a bigsby bridge on it but without the bigsby bridge the guitar does not sound the same and i choose to compromise there probably to some folks disdain... tj
The guitar in the last scene of this brilliant film gives an added edge to the atmosphere. The music adds so much to the scene that it's impossible to imagine it any other way. I think they re-recorded the track for the soundtrack album with a guitar that was tuned more accurately and it wasn't quite as effective.
I can't think of examples right now, but I've heard a few songs where the instruments are tuned to each other, but when I play along it's noticeably out of tune.
It used to annoy me to no end when I was learning the Allman Brothers' "Ramblin' Man." I'd have to re-tune every time I worked on it. Of course, back then, we didn't have computers with software where we could adjust the pitch!
I did a Google search of the letter "e". The whole internet froze up.
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