Amalia Hull Valves May 09th, 2019 - 14:05:02
The formula for the theoretical length of tubing, TL, needed to lower a set number of half steps, x, for an instrument of length, L, is TL = L (16/15) ^ x. Example: 100" instrument lowering 3 half steps: TL = 100(16/15)^3. TL = 21.36.
So valved instruments are set up so that each valve, individually is in tune. Problems occur when performers must use valve combinations to adjust the pitch by more than three half steps. As you can see from the previous calculations, each time you add another half step, the working length must increase by more than the previous increase. Using the example of a 100" instrument, the third valve increases the length to 121.36" to produce an in-tune note three half steps below the original pitch. To lower the pitch a half step past this note, 8.09" of tubing is required. However, because the 2nd valve's length is only 6.67" this combination will be slightly sharp. This problem only compounds itself and in the 1-3 and 1-2-3 combinations, the deficit between the actual length and the "in-tune" length is 2.94" and 5.04" respectively. As you can tell, this creates a big problem, in fact, the 1-2-3 combination is about a fourth-step sharp!
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