2. About violin strings:
Violin strings all have another thickness and are made specifically for a certain pitch.
The top string is the thinnest, the lowest string is the thickest. If you tune any string , on a higher pitch than which it is designed for, this will break because of the high tension sooner or later ..
So be aware of , which string you're tuning!
Tip: follow the string until the tuning pegs in order to know which tuning peg you must have.
So it is of interest to know the name of the strings and where 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 are located if you hold your instrument in front of you, see image:
Tuning, , low to high, left side to right:
If you click above on the string then I'll let you hear the sound.
Strings numbered with Roman numerals:
- (viola) violin strings:
IV – III – II – I
Tuning with octave 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
The octave numbering can be different!
For advanced: the A4 / La4 from above is in reality A1 / La1 (eengestreept-octave, A: 440 Hz).
They mean by A4/La4 that it is the fourth A/La , left side of the piano.