The truth about tuning the right way
Tuning is the process of adjusting the pitch of one or many tones (strings) from musical instruments to establish typical intervals between these tones. Tuning is usually based on a fixed reference, such as 440 Hz or better known as standard universal pitch. The term "out of tune" refers to a pitch/tone that is either too high or too low in relative to a given reference pitch. While an instrument might be in tune to its own range of notes, it may not be considered “in tune” if it does not match the chosen pitch, usually 440Hz. As a music educator for more than 40 years the battle has always been and still remains to get not only my new students but seasoned musicians to understand the importance of a well-tuned instrument.
I don't know if the problem is based on a lack of training or just being lazy. The most important thing we can do as musicians is to learn to adjust and tune our instruments correctly. This is the first step in producing a desired and pleasurable sound on the instrument of choice. Here are a few things to remember while you’re preparing your weapon of choice to play.
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