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While tuning my Yamaha P37D, I ran into a dilemma.

As any wind instrument, it needs some time to get ‘warm’ in order to play smoothly with everything working correctly. By ‘warm’ I guess that I also mean ‘wet’ inside, as the wind chamber gets quite humid after roughly 5 minutes of playing.
When I’m tuning my instrument, the first thing would be to dry the reed plates, in order to be able to work on it. But now, soon after I tuned it, I need it to get ‘warm’ again in order to make another run.

As it is about to be played only when it’s warm, I find it reasonable to take tuning notes while it’s warm.
Do you have any tips in order to make the tuning process less frustrating?


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