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katie m
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July 18, 2021 - 1:44 pm
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Hi,

Does anybody have any suggestions to stop this happening or is it normal to have to tune the violin every time you play? I’ve tried chalk and peg soap.

Thanks

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I am not sure, so I starred your post, hoping to get you some attention. 😁

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depends on humidity, where you store your violin,  if you take it from a cold to warm room it will go oit of tune, how old or new your strings are.

If you recently changed your strings did you wind them onto the pegs correctly. When you tune up, loosen the peg slightly before tightening it and when you do tighten push it in as you turn it, but dont push it too hard just enough so that it sticks. I changed my strings recently and it constantly is a couple of cents out, good practice for tuning by ear;)

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@katie m -

If you have to tune your violin every time you play, does that mean more than once a day? 

More than minor adjustments everyday would have me concerned, too.  

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I jam my pegs in, so they can't slip, but I'm beginning to think that I really must learn the judicious use of graphite and French chalk for when I get my first fine-tunerless violin.

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Thank you for the replies 😀 no it’s just minor adjustments but I make them every time I pick my violin up 3-4 times per day sometimes it’s slightly out sometimes spot on. I’m finding it  tough in the heat !!

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