Should you play with just intonation when playing alone?
It seems trombonists agree (as they should) that the third of a major chord should be lowered.
For example the D in this chord:
...or the G-sharp in this chord:
But what if you're playing an audition round alone and you run across this passage:
...or the G-sharp in this passage:
Will it sound better with just intonation or equal temperament?
A few thoughts:
- I suppose in a room with a big echo, you would be harmonizing with yourself, thus just intonation.
- To what extent do the other instruments follow these concepts of just intonation? Do the strings do this? The oboe? The trumpets? They may be on the committee.
- If you believe in just intonation all the way, what do you when playing with piano accompaniment?
Here's a link to deep question #1 "Slide vibrato"
Here's a link to a summary of intonation adjustments on the BoneZone website.