Hi, I play the violin but I still don't know how to tune it and that is a problem.
I live in a humid area and before my violin strings used to get messed up, but then my teacher kind of did something with sand paper (i don't what he did exactly) and then the problem didn't happen for about a month.
Where I am now, it is raining almost everyday and my teacher can't make it this week.
I wanted to practice but my A string was completely loose. I tried to tune it but it still doesn't sound the same.
Is there a place were I'm supposed to keep my violin? Like in the cupboard or in the shade or away from the window?
Is there an app you recommend for tuning a violin?
Gently apply inward (push) pressure to the A string peg and rotate it clockwise until the string is tensioned. You only want to apply enough pressure to keep the peg from slipping when you let go of it. That's step one.
Lots of YouTube videos available on how to tune your violin. Also at your next lesson, use some of the time to have your teacher show you this important skill.
Michel, I have seen luthier say to neve3r force the peg in farther if it is slipping, but instead to unwind some more. I will try and find the link, but I do exactly what you said too.
Also, I think a great free tuner app for beginners is called Guitar tuna, and once you have it set to violin, it tells you exactly how far you are away from your goal. Little to no risk of tuning an octave too high or too low.