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  • As an out-of-tune instrument, we are unable to feel played by n|om, Holy Spirit, or wisdom.

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  • They appeared on the stage, dressed in colorful hippy garb, hair growing out every hole in their flower child bodies, ready to take on the world with their out-of-tune guitars.

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  • With "Strings of Life," the band replaces crystalline synthesizers with out-of-tune guitars.

    Album review: The Dirtbombs, "Party Store"

  • With a light, cheerful, out-of-tune Italian piano piece, the audience is quickly ushered through the dregs of mafia life, outside the suits and cigarettes, beyond the respect and elegance through a world that the characters unquestioningly traverse, their concern never rising above the breezy tone emanating throughout the montage.

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  • Well, Georgia, darlin´ the fact that you are not a member of the LCS Coffeeklatch demonstrates that you are still somehow alive despite the fact that you live in a community so poverty stricken and without merit that should you try to join the longest running polka dance on the planet you would need to buy a new out-of-tune accordion.

    The Lake Chapala Society

  • Jimmy Iovine invited Berry Gordy out to hear the song, but if heard what I did, it was an out-of-tune snoozefest.

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  • Some years ago she encountered an out-of-tune calliope on a riverboat in New Orleans and, as she describes, became fascinated with old mechanical instruments, and the odd, detuned sounds that they produce as they deteriorate.

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  • Joe, if you want to go listen to a barista/folksinger with an out-of-tune guitar bang out weepily self-pitying D-A-G songs at the local coffeehouse, and then assert that no quantitative difference exists between her music and that of the New York Philharmonic — feel free to do so.

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  • In this piece, the composer deftly melds piano chords and Schubert quotations with digitally processed keyboard sounds, conjuring the blurry harmonies of out-of-tune pianos.

    A Pianist Evolves With Her Instrument

  • As expected, everything was slightly out-of-tune and at one point Zach stated, "If my voice cracks like a fourteen year-old boy's, it's because I am one."

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