Learn to tune your violin

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9. Tuning by ear with our reference tones:

Listed below you'll find reference tones of the strings of both violin as viola.
Click on the sound track to play and tune on your ears ..
You can check this also , with a tuning device.
Please note that you are tuning the right string, see below !

You can tune your violin or viola using. the reference tones below free and as often as you want.

For even more ease of use you can also buy this reference tones and download as MP3-audio file on our webshop (see below).
You can use them for example on a cd or put them onto your music player, so you always have them within reach.
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Tuning:

  • Violin strings:
            G – D – A – E / Sol – Re – La – Mi
  • Viola strings:
    C – G – D – A / Do – Sol – Re – La

Tuning with octave numbering:

  • Violin strings:
                G3 – D4 – A4 – E5 / Sol3 – Re4 – La4 – Mi5
  • Viola strings:
    C3 – G3 – D4 – A4 / Do3 – Sol3 – Re4 – La4

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Global tuning with our virtual piano:

If you click on the picture below, start the virtual piano in a new window:

Play with your mouse or keyboard.
click on ? for the keyboard shortcuts and activate on the top left corner your keyboard.

The middle button is the C / Do.

Just to roughly tune: if your violin is off and you want to look at which pitch you are while tuning.
Unsuitable for fine-tuning, because this virtual piano ? A / La = 440 Hz, use our reference tones see above.

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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!
    thanks!

  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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