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A Tuner kind of AHA

September 13, 2009 at 6:51 PM

Yesterday I fulfilled a life long violin dream and bought myself a tuner :-) I was of course exceptionally thrilled with my purchase and it definetly didn´t hurt fhat my tuner is gold coulored. But as I happen to be exceptionaly clumzy and clueless when it comes to technology it didn´t take long before I was sitting with the manual in front of me, trying to make sense of the tuner.

My problem was that I had no idea whether I had to plug the tuner with a microphone so that it could sense the pitch of my violin or whether it picked it up without a microphone. I´d like to add that I had only once in my whole violin life used a tuner before that :-) But after careful reading through the manual I at last got a better sense of how it worked. And after setting it right I decided to try it out by playing my A string close to the tuner. And needless to say it worked! It turned out that I didn´t need a microphone at all.

I have now fallen in love with my tuner and am lookin forward to using it further in my violin adventure. But I did realize after this experience that I´ll always be a fool around technical things :) All violinist have a music kind of AHA. My AHA proved to be a tuner kind.

Other than that, I am right now negotiating with my teacher whether I should play Mozart 3 or Haydn 4. I want to jump into playing Bach E Major but I have to blend in some classical as I am waaaayyyy to much of a baroque nerd.

From Bart Meijer
Posted on September 15, 2009 at 8:27 AM

You read manuals. That's what technical people do. You must be a technical person.

From Stephen Brivati
Posted on September 16, 2009 at 4:12 AM


another great tuna moment is with melted cheese on rye bread.



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