The first important thing to remember when you are tuning your violin is to listen to the sound you are tuning to first! Don’t just start playing the strings first. You need to hear the correct pitch before you can adjust your strings.
Basically, the idea is to listen to the note and to adjust the string until it matches. This can be harder than expected if you have never tuned an instrument before. However, if you have tuned before or if you have had ear training before, you should be able to get the hang of it.
So first, we talk about tuning your violin WITHOUT an electronic tuner and in the second part of this post, we’ll look at how to tune your violin WITH and electronic tuning device.