Learn to tune your violin


5. First, an inspection of your violin:

Check your violin or viola first for small problems before you proceed.
Especially if there was a long period of not playing on it is now time to take a moment to dust (with a soft dry cloth) and have a careful , look.

Be careful: Never with glue, paint, wax, water or other cleaning solvents on a violin and let repairs done ALWAYS by a violinmaker , don't try this yourself!

Check your instrument on the following points:

  1. IMPORTANT: The state pile perpendicular between the top and the bottom sheet?
    The stack is a the section (stick) in the violin is clamped between the bottom sheet and the top sheet, approximately at the came. You can see this if it's good standing by slanting through the Judge soundhole look at the violin. As de pile the Located in the violin, is out or fallen is, quotes directly all spanning of the strings, and Do not proceed! As de pile well is present but very askew state, then change nothing the mood / stress and Do not proceed.
    If the pile does not exist or tip over, spanning on the strings, the top can then namely rip. This you can don't try this solve, Seeking a violinmaker around and let the set stack, this is not expensive.
  2. IMPORTANT: The state came perpendicular at the top of the violin and parallel to the key?
    The crest is a the part of the violin is clamped between the top and the strings.
    If these very askew state (to overturn) ie. far forward or backward, then it's best not proceed with vote. This order topple of the comb, and thereby damage to prevent the topsheet. This you can don't try this solve, ask your teacher to do this for you or do it under the control a teacher. You can also do this by violinmaker have it done, This is really easy and usually free.
  3. Is er left side and right as much distance between the rand of the key and the adjacent string?
    At violin: between the G / Sol string and the key as much as a distance between the E / Mi string and the key.
    At viola: between the C / Do string and the key as much as a distance between the A / La string and the key.
    See page 2: About violin strings for more information.
    The comb is you see to the left or to the right, check also good the last two points before proceeding. This you can don't try this solve, ask your teacher to do this for you or do it under the control a teacher. You can also do this by violinmaker have it done, This is really easy and usually free.
  4. Are the strings in the neatly grooved of the came and the kielhoutje (in the curl) en is er overal equally distance between the strings themselves?
    If a string is not in the groove are, quotes the spanning of the string, and leg him cautious in the groove.
    When there no grooves for the strings they are, and slide away then the fiddle ready to play, What is strange in itself. Maybe you're the owner of a violin that is purely made on the wall to hang? Consult course just a violinmaker nearby, who has seen so.
  5. Are the strings properly secured / hooked in an rump?
    If necessary, clear the spanning of the string and make sure it pellet well behind the slot stuck.
    This can, moreover, also a tab properly, often at the E / Mi string violin.
  6. The strings are not damaged, is de wrapping nog intakt en glad?
    Otherwise, it is time for a new string, but for now, you can still use it just to get votes.

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12 thoughts on “Learn to tune your violin

  1. Thanks for sharing this excellent blog. Keep blogging!

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  2. hoi, Yesterday I agreed with my violin and my voice screws when my g-string declined voice coil. So whenever I try to vote him he goes back, he's way too laag.Hoe can I run it again without his declining?

    1. Hoi Mary, try the voice coil while simultaneously turning a lot to “within” to push. He remains as well is down. But let me know if it worked. Success !

  3. I want - to have more violin played after a time - start again, but my tuning fork is missing. And now I find this page! totally super! A very good help, really!

  4. super this! Was here for a while looking for. Had a time no longer played viola and he was moved and completely out of tune. I have a pretty perfect pitch so the A and D so I found again, but I just need a reminder of the G and C. That has certainly helped me and now he is fine tuned again!

  5. The exercise did not cause my violin was displeased.
    Now my piece again sounds really good. thanks!!

  6. I'm super happy with the sound clips to vote. I've been playing for almost a year and had to practice a bit for orchestra, while my violin was displeased. Super thanks!!!

  7. Very convenient that agree with sound clip. That surely is better than with an electric piano. Usually mn violin teacher tunes the violin, but now in the holidays I wanted to try it for yourself. Am now a few months engaged in lessons and likes it very much!! Your site is very clear and quite now! thanks!
    greetings Jacomien

  8. It's raining today (23 Mar. 2011) and I sit alone in the country somewhere in South-Australia.
    Yes you read it right, it rains. I do not have to work outside, time to try the new violin once.
    I'm not a teacher but a voice device. Yet, you can early because nothing. Well for my guitar and violin saxafoon but one that's quite another. Had then that I knew already the 4th (G) piece of string. The book Essential Elements 2000 for Strings was not clear enough for me. Then once again google it as it is now called the demand "the stemmem a violin" and yes bullseye. Wijntjens Violin and Piano. taken by the read work and then the sound clips. The sound clips followed my tuners (2pieces) and that brought clarity to how it should sound. Then the violin there and gently proberen.Ik did not want to mess up again to a string, which means that I 150 km to drive before I joined the first music to be able to continue with the violin. (But have an extra set in the future in his pocket.) The Mp3 sounds were wonderful match. For the first time I had a violin himself voted. Am happy with it. Men's / Women Thank you and good luck there in Holland. greetings Albert.

    PS. on the 442 Hertz tune I try later. First I get a tune look like. For now, I am a cat skinning. ( not completely true ) With the sax you have to adjust by ear and I also do with the violin. But it amazes me how big guys here with big hands work the heledag labor have made the evening can go after work at once on his small "Fingerboard". I have a lot to learn.

    Albert, 150 km van Mount Gambier SA

  9. Congratulations on your site, Vera Dennis.
    A well-organized and uncluttered page, with clear information and an inviting character.
    Good design, with an educational eyecatcher, as the voices of the string instrument,
    in a number of ways, appropriate at this time.
    my compliments.
    Good luck with your modern and contemporary enterprise.

  10. What a great time at the initiative. I am 66 year and play since 1,5 violin year and have class.
    Searched for chromatic tuners

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