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Quotes of tuning

  1. The fact is, it was a big show. We were a part of that show. Everybody watches for different reasons. There were some people who were tuning in that day to see what was going on with other characters. – Matthew Ashford
  2. After a couple of failed attempts, I came up with a weird tuning where I was dropping the G string down a step so that it became a seventh, and it got me to a place where I could play all these figures fairly easily. It was not an easy thing to work out. – Lindsey Buckingham
  3. It was a mystery to me, how the tuning was, or the style seemed to come out of nowhere, it obviously had roots in America going way back, there was nothing like it for me I'd ever seen before. – Eric Clapton
  4. It has been a wonderful five years. I'm excited about the many projects we're working on as we move into year six, and I want to thank everyone for tuning in. We couldn't do it without you! – Catherine Crier
  5. And that because the moving parts are a million times smaller than the ones we're familiar with, they move a million times faster, just as a smaller tuning fork produces a higher pitch than a large one. – K. Eric Drexler
  6. It is still true that it is easier to compose a poem in the form of a manual for adjusting a VCR than it is to write a piece using just tuning as a symphony. – Brian Ferneyhough
  7. I didn't know that you were supposed to tune the guitar to an open chord, and I learned to play slide with a normal tuning I think it's a little more melodic that way and doesn't sound so bluesy. Of course, if I could play like David Lindley or Ry Cooder, I'd be a happy man! – Ken Hensley
  8. I think that open tunings are a trap really because it's really hard not to sound like an open tuning when your using one and that gets old as well as what you learn in one open tuning is going to stay there. – Leo Kottke
  9. This applies to many film jobs, not just editing: half the job is doing the job, and the other half is finding ways to get along with people and tuning yourself in to the delicacy of the situation. – Walter Murch
  10. He was seriously thinking of becoming a monk. He thought he had to be celibate to maintain the purity of his instrument, but my instrument needed tuning and we had to split. – Mimi Rogers
  11. Also the pictures themselves give a visual to the audience tuning in, that makes them a very important part of law enforcement, or pulling families together. – Robert Stack
  12. Harpists spend 90 percent of their lives tuning their harps and 10 percent playing out of tune. – Igor Stravinsky

Usage examples for tuning

  1. From within came the sound of a violin tuning – The Adventures of Bobby Orde by Stewart Edward White
  2. To them, too, the tuning of the musicians' fiddles sent a thrill of joy expectant to their little souls. – Annie o' the Banks o' Dee by Gordon Stables
  3. Then from the gallery above, all at once there came a murmur of instruments tuning together; a voice in the corridor was heard calling, " Way here, way here!" – Master Skylark by John Bennett
  4. He was tuning into Mo's way of inhabiting her space, her large eyes, quiet, cat- like. – Joe Burke's Last Stand by John Moncure Wetterau
  5. The musicians in the balcony overhead were tuning up. – Master Skylark by John Bennett
  6. The audience had taken their seats, the orchestra ceased tuning their instruments, the singers were in readiness, and the committee of arrangements had gone down to the street- door to await Haydn's arrival. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  7. Tuning any of the vehicle receivers to that particular transmitter frequency was a simple matter. – Jack of No Trades by Charles Cottrell
  8. Her father was tuning his violin. – The Eye of Dread by Payne Erskine
  9. Already the sound of a violin in process of tuning rang cheerfully through the open. – A Prairie Infanta by Eva Wilder Brodhead
  10. Tuesday I took her across to Cape Cod, tuning her up, and into Provincetown that night. – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  11. Again, though " Music" in genere, as the schoolmen said, has only nine columns, " Temperament and Tuning has eight, and " Chord" alone has two. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  12. The tuning has not driven that away. – Stories By English Authors: Germany by Various
  13. It is not extravagant to affirm that when act or thought reaches the beautiful, it resounds through the whole being, tuning it like a high strain of sweetest music. – Essays Æsthetical by George Calvert
  14. Already a fiddle was tuning up, but Louie had told young Merridew, who had magnanimously asked her for her card, that she did not intend to dance. – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  15. Malcolm's harp was quickly brought, having been slung in its case to the saddle of Halbert's horse; and as he had used it to beguile the last evening's halt, it did not need much tuning – The Caged Lion by Charlotte M. Yonge
  16. And when the superintendent stood up to rap the school to order for the close of the session, and line out one of Watts's sober hymns, there was a pleasant flutter of getting ready, and the smart young man of the neighborhood took his tuning fork from his vest pocket to hit against his teeth so he could set the tune. – Old Caravan Days by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  17. The involuntary jerking of the head on bringing the prongs of a vibrating tuning fork in contact with the end of the nose is also a reflex action which can be studied to advantage. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  18. I see them still: Gordon and 'Tino seated on a mat; Celeste and her children; Mario with his violin; Maggie; Patrick at the feet of Suzanne; Alix seated and tuning her harp; papa at her side; and M. Carpentier and I seated on the bench nearest the musicians. – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  19. You look ill, Nera said, tuning her voice to a tone of tender pity; you have grown older too since I last saw you. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  20. And you won't have any time for technique, the next event will be tuning up before you've got to the end of the last. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole

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