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    William Bickerstaff
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    I started practicing scales recently with a drone and have found that after a while playing with a drone that my intonation has improved… even after I turn the drone off. I was wondering if you have tried using them and what kind of results you get.

    Here is a site with drones if you have never tried using them.

    http://www.dronetonetool.com/

    #4697 Reply

    Mariko
    Participant

    Hi Will, thanks for sharing this info. I didn’t know about drones but it seems very interesting. I was looking for something similar but instead of hearing only 1 tone, I would love to hear a complete scale to play along. Do you know where to find that?

    #4709 Reply

    William Bickerstaff
    Participant

    Sorry Mariko, I don’t know where to find anything like that.

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    Mariko
    Participant

    No problem. I’ve been searching and I found these scales recordings http://www.nancyjin.com/student_resources/recordings. They sound really good to play along. Only I won’t be able to do all 3 octaves 😉

    #4728 Reply

    Mackenzie Alldrin
    Participant

    That is a great idea! I’ll bet that playing scales with a drone note would teach you to hear all the intervals, especially if you did chromatic scales. I’ve really been struggling to hear certain intervals lately (esp. diminished/augmented intervals) so I’m definitely going to try that. Thanks for sharing!

    #4743 Reply

    Michael Sanchez
    Keymaster

    Very interesting resource! Thanks for sharing guys!

    #4745 Reply

    William Bickerstaff
    Participant

    I think the purpose behind the drones is to train the ear to hear the intervals of the base note (drone note) to the 4th, 5th, 6th and octave, then to recognize by ear the 2nd, 3rd, and 7th and make the adjustments with the fingers. Once the ear is trained (relative pitch)… intonation follows.

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