This tuner has helped my fingering accuracy because I am paying more attention and can check without losing the position of my finger on the string I am questioning. I am also hearing when I am off more often and sometimes can just adjust in my own, but not often or consistent enough to dispense with the aid yet.
The metronome is great because it just has the “flash”, that I can see, with no obtrusive sound interfering. My other metronome that I can silence is never in a good spot for me to see the flash.
It says it is for Violin and Viola. I was thinking I could also use it on my viola as well as my violin, but it does not open wide enough to fit. I have the “leg” pulled down as far as it will go, but it will not fit over the edge to clamp on to my 16” viola.
This is a link for the information on this D’Addario tuner, for reference:
My question is, do any of you violists know of a similar tuner that will clip onto the neck end of the body of a 16” viola?
I was thinking this might work, but it attaches to the scroll, Meisel COM-250 Metrotuner.
Here is a link with information on that one:
I am not sure it will be able to be used as easily as the D’Addario. I would have to reach to the end of the scroll and the viola is longer. The string and finger placement I am checking will probably move, and therefore negate the check on my accuracy.
It would be visible and easy to see the metronome part. I am not sure how even a small amount of weight added to the end of the scroll will affect my viola hold, either.
I read, and saw in a youtube video, that it is not a good idea to clip this to the body of the viola or violin.
Has anyone used the Meisel tuner for a viola? Will it allow me to do pretty much what I do with the tiny D’Addario on my violin? Right now, to tune my viola, I attach my Snark that I use with my cello to the scroll. It has a nasty habit of popping off because it does not open enough, and it does not have a metronome, it stays on for the tuning process only, and then I just remove it because it will pop off and land on the floor. So, my viola is not played with it attached.
I have seen the ones that fit inside the pegboard and slide over tuning peg on each side. I do not want to do that. To keep this as short as I can, will not get into that reasoning.
Thank you all for any information and/or suggestions.
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