4. A tuning device:
The tuning of a violin goes easiest with help from a tuning device.
With a tuning device everybody can learn to tune.
A tuner shows exactly which pitch is played and whether the pitch of this tone is too low, right or too high tuned.
A tuning device is for sale at the violinmaker or at a music shop.
Ask for a chromatic tuner for string instruments and say it is for a violin / viola ?.
A tuner for guitar often does not work well !
Below brand is recommended by us:
Intelli Digital Chromatic Tuner:
- Intelli Digital Violin/Chromatic Tuner IMT-103
- Intelli Digital Chromatic Tuner IMT-102
- Intelli Digital Metro Tuner IMT-202 (Tuner + Metronome)
A tuning device for your mobile phone or iPad:
The benefit of a tuner is that it is easy to take with you all the time.
Nowadays, you can also find a lot of good applications (apps) download for you mobile phone, for example, for the Apple iPhone or iPad .. These work just as as well like a tuning device and you take a cell phone always with you anyway.
the application (app) ClearTune for iPhone, iPad or Android is recommended by us (costs a few euros).
This works great.
A tuning device for your PC:
You can also install software on your computer, but then you obviously need a microphone.
The software program AP Tuner shows the pitch on the screen, behind the number of the octave. This is useful and we can use this to determine whether the violin is roughly tuned on the correct tone or that we need to tune higher or lower in pitch. So first make sure that the string is roughly tuned to the tuning the right pitch before you start with the fine tuning.
We will do this again according to the principle of a scale.