Music tuition: avoiding frustration and concentrating on learning

Electronic tuners for young violin players

The benefits of using an electronic string tuner

It’s a well-known fact that a young or inexperienced musician can take a while to develop a good “ear” to be able to accurately distinguish between the pitch of two notes.

And that fatigue can set in very quickly as they wrestle with the intricacies of tuning an instruments that they’re not yet fully conversant with – so within a very short space of time frustration can set in.

Which is where the electronic tuner becomes one of the most useful element any inexperienced musician can have to hand. It’s also jolly useful for a more experienced player by the way…

Less tuning – more playing

Tuning is particularly difficult to achieve accurately for a young musician armed with a ¾ size violin for example. The short scale length of what is after all a very small instrument, makes the slightest change a significant one.

The electronic tuner – of which there are many on the market – enables a musician to set up and tune as quickly as possible, letting them concentrate first and foremost on what they’re there to achieve in the first pace.

Learning to play with enjoyment and enthusiasm, rather than reading the fifteen minute tuning “chore” before they can actually begin.

And an electronic tuner fits easily into any instrument case, is lightweight and very easy to use.

Shouldn’t every student have one?

Further information

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