2. About violin strings:
Violin strings all haveanother thickness and are made specifically for acertain pitch.
Thetop string is thethinnest, thelowest string is thethickest. If you tuneany string, on ahigher pitch than which it is designed for, this will breakbecause of the high tension sooner or later..
So beaware of ,which string you're tuning!
Tip: follow the string until thetuning pegs in order to know whichtuning peg you must have.
So it isof interest to knowthe name of the strings andwhere they are located on your violin or viola.
Below you will see how the strings are named on a violin or viola and where they arelocated if you hold your instrumentin front of you, see image:
Tuning, ,low tohigh, left side toright:
If you click above on the string then I'll let you hear the sound.
Strings numbered withRoman numerals:
- (viola) violin strings:
IV – III – II – I
Tuning withoctave numbering (with reference to. piano):
- Violin strings:
G3 – D4 – A4 – E5 / Sol3 – Re4 – La4 – Mi5
- Viola strings:
C3 – G3 – D4 – A4 / Do3 – Sol3 – Re4 – La4
Theoctave numbering can bedifferent!
Foradvanced: theA4 / La4 from above is in realityA1 / La1 (eengestreept-octave, A: 440 Hz).
They mean byA4/La4 that it is thefourth A/La ,left side of thepiano.