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Where to buy a tuning device?
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JWHPC85
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July 28, 2013 - 7:12 pm
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Sorry if this is in the wrong section

 

I was wondering if I could possibly get some links to some tuning devices for my violin and possibly something to help me play scales, to determine whether or not I'm in tune.  I could probably do a google search, however, thought I'd ask around here and see if anyone has had any luck with a particular model/brand.  Any help would be much appreciated :) .

 

I just purchased my first violin in over 13 years, I'm beyond rusty haha...

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 My head is bloody, but unbowed."

 

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@JWHPC85, You can start here, and it won't cost you a thing!  cheers

 

http://fiddlerman.com/fiddle-l.....ing-tools/

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July 28, 2013 - 11:05 pm
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I'm sure you can find plenty of places to buy your tuning device but here is ours:
http://fiddlershop.com/accesso.....ies/tuners

The 3 in 1 is very popular:
http://fiddlershop.com/sona-3-.....tm501.html

and so is the meisel:
http://fiddlershop.com/meisel-.....tuner.html

Good luck :-)

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JWHPC85 said

something to help me play scales, to determine whether or not I'm in tune.  

It's very good that you're giving attention to intonation.  It seems to me that hardly any single thing will pay more, and in ways that you probably don't yet suspect.

One thing you can do is to write a scale into a score-writing program and play along with it.  Once you've written in the scale you can make it play, at any tempo.  It will play the pitches exactly and you would just have to listen and match what is played.

There is a free program called MuseScore that you can run on any computer.  It's at http://musescore.org/   Lots of people here use it, and you can ask the members here for help if you get stuck.  But the video tutorials on that same page are pretty good, and I bet you can be writing and playing your first scale in something like an hour.

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Wow, thanks for all the help guys.  I'll be sure to check all these links.

 

I'm really liking the Meisel I see here, seems easy to read and the fact that it's relatively hands free seems to be real, handy...thanks fiddlerman.

 

Going to try and check out that program today Rosinedup, much appreciated.  

 

 

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 My head is bloody, but unbowed."

 

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