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Tips
and
Tricks
to
Tune
your
Instrument
like
a
Pro
 
 This
tuning
technique
applies
to
violins
and
violas.
 
 There
are
many
ways
to
make
sure
your
instrument
is
properly
in
tune,
the
 easiest
of
these
ways
is
to
use
a
tuner.
However,
although
this
way
is
very
effective,
 it
does
not
allow
your
ear
grow
to
listening
for
intonation,
instead
you
end
up
 relying
on
a
machine.
This
blog
will
teach
you
what
to
listen
for
and
how
to
tune
 your
violin
or
viola.
 
 First,
mainly
for
beginners,
it
is
important
to
know
the
note
names
of
your
 strings.
For
violin,
the
highest
string
(closest
to
your
right
arm)
is
E,
then
going
left
 from
that
is
A,
D,
and
G.
For
viola
the
highest
string
is
the
A
then
it
is
D,
G,
and
C.
In
 order
to
properly
tune
the
entire
instrument
by
ear,
you
must
have
a
starting
pitch
 to
relate
the
pitch
you
are
listening
for.
You
may
use
a
pitch
pipe
or
tuner
tone.
If
 you
are
unsure
or
not
accustomed
to
tuning
by
ear,
you
may
use
a
tuner
to
first
tune
 your
A‐string
(this
applies
to
both
instruments).
You
tune
your
A‐string
first
 because
it
is
the
concert
pitch
given
when
tuning.
Once
your
A‐string
is
completely
 in
tune,
then
play
both
the
A
and
D‐strings
together.
The
best
way
to
tell
if
the
D‐ string
is
in
tune
is
to
listen
for
beats
in
the
tone.
If
both
of
the
tones
together
hum,
 then
they
are
in
tune,
if
there
are
beats
in
the
sound,
then
the
D‐string
is
out
of
tune.
 Now,
on
the
violin
and
viola
there
are
fine
tuners,
near
the
bridge,
that
adjust
the
 pitch
of
individual
string,
but
fine
tuners
adjust
the
pitch
in
small
increments.
 Whereas,
there
are
pegs,
by
the
scroll
of
the
instrument,
that
adjust
the
pitch
of
the
 string
in
large
increments.
When
adjusting
the
E‐string
for
simple
tuning,
you
 always
use
the
fine
tuners
because
the
E‐string
is
the
most
delicate
string
and
the
 one
that
is
most
prone
to
breaking.
However,
the
easiest
way
to
get
a
string
in
tune
 using
relative
pitch
of
another
string
is
to
adjust
the
string
using
the
peg.
By
doing
 this,
twist
the
peg
so
the
string
becomes
flat,
or
loose,
then
slow
bring
the
peg
to
 sharpen
the
string
and
you
will
be
able
to
hear
the
pitch
difference
and
you
will
be
 able
to
hear
the
difference
of
the
beats
in
the
pitch
and
when
the
pitch
finally
hums.
 This
is
to
be
applied
to
all
string
and
voila,
your
instrument
will
be
in
tune
and
tuned
 like
a
professional!

 
 
 
 



Tips and Tricks to Tune your Instrument like a Pro