I've been using this last year Pirastro's Tonicas in my violin. When I tuned it, I had this android app called DaTuna which shows very detailed the exact pitch you're playing (precision of 0.1 cents). I had and have set it to A442. I first tuned the A string to the A442, and then tried to tune the rest of the strings by ear, which was kind of hard at the beginning. Then my teacher would re-tune it for me to tune it perfectly, by ear of course.
Then I noticed the tuner showed a perfect A442 when I player the A string, green and right in the middle of the bar. Then, the D string was showed flat, a little moved to the left, in orange color, meaning it was flat. The G string was showed also orange, and even more to the left (flatter). And finally the E string was showed sharp and red, a little bit to the right of the center of the bar.
I thought, well, this is tuned by a violinist, it can't be out of tune, so the tuner must be showing a tempered tuning or something like that. Of course the violin was perfectly tuned by fifths by my teacher.
Now the shocking fact. In January I changed my Tonicas by D'Addario Zyex, and suddenly, now, when I tune by ear (I've improved a lot) and also when my teacher does, the tuner shows that all strings are perfectly in tune, green and right in the middle of the bar.
What the heck just happened?
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