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I use pano tuner. there are prob better tuners but this one works. also the ultimate guitarapp is pretty good if you use tabs a lot.
Using a tuner should be pretty helpful.
The tuner doesn't know what string your playing, it just tells you what frequency is. For example, an A string might be too low pitched reading as an E.
Be careful you don't tune too far though or you may end up with a note an octave out.
My advice would be to use this app which tells you the frequency so you know you're in the right octave. The correct frequencies, from lowest PITCH (thickest string) to highest PITCH (thinnest string) are:
E - 82 Hz
A - 110 Hz
D - 147 Hz
G - 196 Hz
B - 247 Hz
E - 330 Hz
I've found most apps will only give you the 6 open strings.
Pano Tuner is an app on my Android phone that will display all (most?) notes. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.soundlim.panotuner&hl=en_CA
Hey man, I'm a senior in high school who's been playing for about 5 years. I stopped playing after middle school but I started playing again last year and I've gotten so much more into it. With this refound passion I decided to get more help along with what I learn at school from my instructor and peers.
There are tons of resources you can use online to help you learn violin, some i suggest are:
My personal Favorite is Fiddlerman, he has a great website with a violin shop, sheet music, plenty of learning tools.
I'd probably start off with some very simple songs to get started along with some basic scales and finger/bow exercises all the while making sure to have proper posture, bow hold, rhythm and intonation. The hardest will probably be rhythm and intonation; after a long time of playing with those sticker frets the fingerings should pretty much come naturally and you can practice rhythm by playing music with a metronome in the background (maybe using some earphones).
To tune my violin I use Pano Tuner on my phone (android) that does the job well, there are dozens that will get the job done so it's pretty much personal preference. As for your issue reading music, you should try playing some scales over and over. If you're stuck on a part in music try to really break it down, play it a lot more slowly than you think you need to over and over (patience is key) until you can work your way up to the desired speed.
It will probably get frustrating at times, if you really want to learn you just have to keep at it, you will learn it if you're diligent. I really hope I helped and I wish you the best of luck in your violin learning endeavour, it is such a beautiful skill that I plan on developing for as long as I can.
I use this app but there are lots of others.
As I understood, your Oud needs to be tuned because it's loud.
I reccomend using a pano tuner "app"
I use this one on my android
And here's videos on YouTube on how to tune it yourself.
I hope you find this helpful.
I got you covered buddy https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.soundlim.panotuner
There's an app for that... Several actually but this has the highest rating.
Cool idea. What you are thinking of is Just Intonation. If you research that term you will learn what you want to learn about how to arrive at those more expressive intervals. I do agree with another poster that what you are trying to do is perhaps more accurately called Expressive Intonation - playing in a equal temperament context (which you can't avoid on a fretted guitar) but reaching for the more primal interval that ET only approximates/fudges. There is a long tradition of doing this in vocal groups like barbershop quartets and among skilled vocalists, slide guitarists, pedal steel guitarists, string-bending guitarists, fiddle players and other instruments that allow note-bending or access to notes not in ET in blues, gospel, folk, country, even rock. There is also obviously a tradition of truly just-intoned music all over the world and even in western folk musics that has continued in spite of ET, and it's kind of cool when you find the links between those musics and the use of expressive intonation in an ET context (like Derek Trucks digging into Qawwali and Hindustani slide. Also, I haven't really analyzed it, but I bet Sonic Youth and bands who use all sorts of open and alternate tunings are hitting a lot of the purer just-intoned intervals by instinct and that's why their stuff packs such an emotional punch - they were probably fans of and influenced by Henry Partch and others like him).
The reason the pure intervals have so much emotional punch is because they are exact multiples (and fractions) of the root frequency.
Our modern tuning standard is A = 440 Hz. This is high E string 5th fret, but all the As on the guitar (tuned to 440) are whole numbers. So G string 2nd fret is 220 Hz, open A string is 110Hz. Obviously they occur in other places on the guitar as well. Thus key of A (maj, min, modal, doesn't matter) would be the easiest notes to start with as you train your ears. I have a tuner on my phone that tells me the frequency of the pitch I am playing.
So break out your calculator and and calculate the frequencies of the just intervals you want to work on. You can just use the ratios I have in the 2nd chart below. The 1st chart tells you what interval it is you are working on. The 3rd chart is all the intervals in key of C since it's easiest to understand, but we want key of A for ease of calculation, which is in the 4th chart.
I got this stuff from Harmonic Experience by Mathieu, but it's in other places too.
M6 | M3 | M7 | #4
P4 | 1 | P5 | M2
m2| m6 | m3 | b7
5/3 x | 5x | 15/8 x (=5*3) | 45/32 x (=5*3*3)
4/3 x | 1 | 3x | 9/8 x (=3*3)
16/15 x (= 1/5 * 1/3) | 8/5 x (=1/5) | 6/5 x (=3/5) | 9/5 x (1/5 * 3 * 3)
A | E | B | F#
F | C | G | D
Db | Ab | Eb | Bb
F# | C# | G# | D#
D | A | E | B
Bb | F | C | G
So say you want to practice a typical country/blues/rock major pentatonic style bend up to the M3. We can do this from B on the G string 4th fret. 220 Hz x 5/4 = 275 Hz. The Pano tuner will tell you when you hit it. You can also grab the 5th fret 2nd and 1st string E and A notes to hit an A maj triad when you make the bend and that will also help your ear get the just M3. You can do similar things with all the other intervals.
Also know that 7-limit intervals are used a lot too. 7/4 is a low b7 interval, for example, that musicians in the American and rock traditions reach for a lot. There are others too but I don't remember them.
Yo usaba pano tuner para Android, hasta que me compre un afinador como la gente en una tienda de música como la gente.
My local GC's let me tune all of their guitars with them... at least the ones I pick up and play.
I use this one.