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 Post subject: Ideal drone-toot intervals?
PostPosted: 14.05.2012, 01:23 
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Just fooling around with sounds and trying to get a feel for what makes for an "ideal" drone-to-toot interval.

Is it something intuitive and unique for each instrument, or is there a general "ideal" interval range across the spectrum of instruments?

It seems to me that about 15 steps is good for lower-pitched instruments (e.g., C# to E).

I'm having trouble deciding with higher-pitched instruments (F#, G).

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 Post subject: Re: Ideal drone-toot intervals?
PostPosted: 14.05.2012, 11:04 
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Hey Harry,

Traditionally speaking, the preferred drone/toot interval is about an octave plus a semi-tone or a full note, so for an F the toot would be F# or G. This tends to have a nice balance.

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 Post subject: Re: Ideal drone-toot intervals?
PostPosted: 15.05.2012, 14:00 
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kdidj wrote:
Traditionally speaking, the preferred drone/toot interval is about an octave plus a semi-tone or a full note, so for an F the toot would be F# or G. This tends to have a nice balance.


I do prefer the semi-note or full-note interval as well for sticks in the key of E or F, for sticks higher than that, a full note can become a bit too much already, so only the semi-note for these.

For sticks lower than E, the interval can be quite a bit wider. D - F# works quite well for me for example.

It also depends quite a bit on the stick and on personal preference.


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 Post subject: Re: Ideal drone-toot intervals?
PostPosted: 16.05.2012, 02:31 
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Thanks for the input. I'm not a musician and was just fooling around with notes and what sounded good to me.

I did get the impression from my own studies that lower keys can tolerate a wider drone-toot spread than the higher keys. In fact, I thought the C# > E (one octave plus 1.5 notes) sounded pretty good. But I was having trouble figuring out what sounded good with the higher keys. I was coming up with a spread of one octave or less (e.g., F# > F#).

Thanks again. I'm still learning.

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 Post subject: Re: Ideal drone-toot intervals?
PostPosted: 20.10.2012, 20:20 
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I like for mine to have a 9th interval if I'm playing solo. But if I'm with people I like a perfect octave


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