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Android Tuner App
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Si853559comp.jpgImage EnlargerSi853560comp.jpgImage EnlargerSi853565comp.jpgImage EnlargerSi853568comp.jpgImage EnlargerSi853569comp.jpgImage EnlargerI did a search on here for "tuners" and found basically a minimal amount of discussion so I thought I'd share this app from my Android phone. (I know a lot have the iPhone) and of course a contact tuner is far more accurate and I realize the digital microphone translation is questionable on any tuner but this gets a new student up and running without breaking strings needlessly.

I'ts called G Strings in the droid market and you can download the "FREE" version or pay $3.00 for the "PAID" version. I use the free one, it's fine. (Probably out of tune since it's free, LOL) 

The app has a lot of settings to use, capable of tuning many instruments, can play the tone for the note or 'auto tune' the notes you're playing. I find it very easy to use, and it's hands free in the auto setting.

When you get real close to the proper freq it changes color to show you what range you're in. You can change the background color to suit your taste or mood and all in all it's a very nice tuner for the price.

Just a thought for those beginners starting out without much cash for accessories and you'll most likely always have THIS tuner with you where you go.

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You may also find useful this video comparison I made of of the gStrings app with Cecilio and Sabine tuners: 

http://fiddlerman.com/forum/re.....omparison/

You can see that the gStrings app is pretty accurate (at least on my HTC Incredible phone) when compared to two "real" tuners.  The Cecilio tuner that comes packaged with their violins is pretty decent, too.

 

Also, that's really interesting, if it's accurate, that a violin can produce almost double the frequencies that a guitar is capable of?

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sdsalyer said

You may also find useful this video comparison I made of of the gStrings app with Cecilio and Sabine tuners: 

http://fiddlerman.com/forum/re.....omparison/

You can see that the gStrings app is pretty accurate (at least on my HTC Incredible phone) when compared to two "real" tuners.  The Cecilio tuner that comes packaged with their violins is pretty decent, too.

 

Also, that's really interesting, if it's accurate, that a violin can produce almost double the frequencies that a guitar is capable of?

The length of strings is probably the main reason. Isn't a violin string about 1/2 the length of a guitar string?

Nice comparison... good to know (I think) that my violin is IN TUNE regardless of how it sounds when I play it. LOLserenadedazed

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I've started playing violin about a half a year ago (adult beginner...), and because I was unhappy with all the Android tuning apps out there, I've created my own:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.a4tune

I keep improving it; obviously it works best with my violin 🙂 - but hope it'll work for you too. It's free, I'll be glad if you try it out.

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