Looking for thoughts on the "Intunator" - for training intonation
It listens to what note you are playing, and plays the correct one into your ear via headphones. Only tempered intonation at the moment though.
I have (beginner) students use it all the time now. I've found it very useful when drones alone won't work because they don't yet know what to listen for (usually if violin is their first musical instrument).
Drone -- just intonation. Intunator -- tempered scale. Not sure which is better or worse.
I would not use any magic intonation machines, for a number of reasons.
I've used the auto-tune on this: https://www.amazon.com/Wowwee-Paper-Jamz-Pro-Mic/dp/B004T0CTCY to do the same thing. You can pick them up real cheap on ebay. I'm suprised the app works on android - it's so slow! The price is a real bargain.
"tempered" doesn't mean anything specific. It just means "adjusted" or "changed."
One would hope they don't offer an untempered scale!
I assume "tempered" means "equal-tempered" in the manner commonly used in modern piano tuning.
Yes, yes, I meant equal-temperament and I usually say that. I think I used the word "tempered" alone because its used on their website .
I really don't see it being useful for anyone but beginners, but for certain beginners it is often a life saver.
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