Be a Better String Player – Tips to Stay in Tune


The Be a Better String Player series offers real-world advice and expert insight that will help improve your string playing.

This guide, Tips to Stay in Tune, covers the challenges of staying in tune when playing with others.

Playing in tune can be hard; a C isn’t always a C. “The context of each note determines its placement,” says Maia Zander, executive director and violin teacher at Malibu String Academy in Malibu, California. The key of the music, character, relationship to other instruments, and placement in a chord are a few of the factors that determine whether a note should be played higher or lower, she says.

Download the guide now and get a better understanding of why your not in tune, and how to fix that.

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