This website is designed as a source for band students to help guide you along your journey to better woodwind intonation. Each of the common band instruments has its own page full of information about tuning.
Before continuing on to the page for your instrument, please read the following tuning information that applies to ALL woodwind instruments.
General Tips for Playing In Tune
Tuning Truths for All Woodwind Instruments
- Lengthen the tubing of your instrument to flatten the pitch. Shorten the tubing of your instrument to sharpen the pitch.
- Higher temperatures will cause your instrument pitch to go sharp. Lower temperatures will cause your instrument pitch to go flat.
- Increased embouchure firmness will cause sharpness of pitch. Decreased embouchure firmness will cause flatness of pitch.
My Name is Philip Bossenberger. I am the band director at Stewart County High School in Dover, TN. I am currently a Masters of Music in Conducting student at The American Band College of Sam Houston State University. I received my Bachelor of Music Education degree from Eastern Michigan University in 2008.