How to tune a violin....
sweet relief for your ears.
How to tune a violin???
You bought or rented a violin, congratulations! Now if you could just get it to sound like a violin you'd be good to go.
Whether you are a violinist yourself, a parent of a beginner, or a music teacher, it is necessary that you know how to tune a violin!
I have never seen or heard of a stringed instrument that could stay perfectly in tune forever. At some point in time, usually sooner rather then later, the strings slip and slide out of tune until you sound more like a ukulele than a violin.
Tuning Information For You!
Quick Tuning Tips - If your strings aren’t in tune, none of your notes will be in tune when you play! Become informed as to the reasons why your violin goes out of tune and the best way to remedy it.
Tuning to a piano - If you have a piano at home, and the piano is in tune, this can be a very convenient and easy method of tuning. Even if you don't use this as your main method of tuning, it is important to know how to use your piano as a violin tuner.
Tuning to a digital tuner - Digital tuners are both a conveniant and easy method of tuning. Store in your case and use on the go. Digital tuners have a gauge to tell you if you are in tune or not.
Tuning to the other violins and instruments in orchestra - When you are in orchestra, you will tune along with the other violins and string instruments in the room. This has its challenges. What can you do to optimize your tuning in the orchestra setting?
Tuning to an online tuner - Maybe you don’t have a piano, you don’t have a portable tuning device, and you're not sitting in orchestra. You're sitting right here in front of your computer with violin in hand reading “How to tune a violin”. You need help and you need it fast! Here is a link that I found helpful. This online violin tuner is easy to use. Simply push the string name that you want to hear and then match the sound of your strings to the sound of the tuner.
Tuning Tips for Teachers - Turn tuning into a fun thing instead of something that makes your students groan. Here are some quick ideas of how you can twist tuning time into a teaching time.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER.....To make the string’s pitch higher, turn the pegs and fine tuners clockwise.
To make the string’s pitch lower, turn the pegs and fine tuners counterclockwise.
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