Hi Just reading a discussion on metronomes, as an aside, Oliver Steiner mentioned the following:
Absolutely no tuner (of the kind that tells you whether you "on pitch" when you play into its microphone!) These are so harmful. I absolutely guarantee that anyone who uses one of these to determine whether a particular note in a piece, etude or scale is in tune will train themselves to have terrible intonation.
I'm an adult beginner, been learning for just over a year now, and I'm not confident enough to tune my violin with no help at all. To make sure my violin was in tune I initially tuned every string to my piano - but that apparently is out of tune.
So I started using a guitar tuner with an LED display arrow that shows a note is either sharp or flat. Is this going to ruin my intonation?
If so, what can I do?
I had no teacher contact all summer. Sometimes with new strings or temp changes my instrument will need tuning.
What would folks suggest? I can try a tuning fork for A but what of the others?
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