Please use this free online violin tuner for your violin, viola or cello. Beginners should learn to tune with the assistance of a teacher. If tuning requires minor adjustments it’s best for the beginner to use the fine tuners located on the tailpiece. More advanced players may choose to use the pegs, which are intended for larger changes in pitch.
Please note that If the violin is extremely out of tune or if you are replacing the strings on the violin, and tuning it the first time, care must be taken not to tune the string too rapidly as this could cause breakage. It's best to work towards the correct pitch gradually.
All strings are made to resonate well when tuned to the proper pitch. But many beginners have difficulty discerning the correct pitch therefore it is valuable to either begin tuning with the help of an instructor or with the use of a tuning device that indicates when the correct pitch has been achieved. It will take practice to discern if the pitch is too high or too low.
Remember that the bridge is not glued or attached to the violin, it is balancing and is held in place by the tension of the strings. If the tension varies too much it might cause the bridge to collapse. Therefore when tuning the instrument, please pay attention to the bridge and make sure it is always perpendicular to the top of the violin and not tipping too far forward or backwards.
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