Our free violin tuner is the easy way to tune your violin on the go. Simply click “Play” on the note that you’re trying to tune your violin to and “Stop” once you’re done. It’s that simple.
How Do You Tune a Violin?
The violin tuner above will help you get your violin in perfect tune! But how do you use it? Follow these steps to get your violin in tune.
- Beginning with the A string. Press “Play” next to A above to begin playing the tone.
- If you have fine tuners, start by turning them to try to match the pitch being played. If the sound your violin makes gets more dissimilar to the pitch, try turning the other way.
- If your violin is really out of tune (or you don’t have fine tuners), you may need to use the pegs to make large adjustments. First loosen the string by rotating it towards you (if you’re holding it on your shoulder). To raise the pitch, tighten the string by rotating the peg away from you. Continue playing the string to see if the pitch gets closer. Caution: Don’t overtighten! Turning the pegs too tight can lead to the string breaking. Instead, rotate it a few milimeters at a time.
- Repeat for the remainder of the strings in this order: D, G, and finally E.
For a visual of how to tune, you can watch the video below.
Best Tuner Apps
If you’re looking for a standalone tuner app that you can download to your phone, then we’ve also got you covered. We previously wrote about the best tuner apps that you can get from the iOS App Store or Google Play Store. Read about our favorite tuner apps here.