I use a Korg chromatic tuner to tune my instrument. I first tune the A string visually using the tuner, then I tune the other strings by ear, but check them with the tuner. When finished, I try to get all 4 strings to move the needle of the tuner directly in the middle. But after watching one of Todd Ehle's videos tonight, he seems to imply that a properly tuned violin does NOT move the needle exactly to the middle for all 4 strings. He seems to imply that if the A string moves the needle of the tuner exactly to the middle, then the D string should be slighly flat according to the tuner, the G string should be a bit MORE flat, and the E string should be slightly sharp. Can someone shed some light on this? Have I been tuning incorrectly all these years?
Here's the video. His explanation starts at 0:28.
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