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Wanted: Online Mandolin Tuner

HiHo_Silver 03 Mar 06 - 09:22 PM
michaelr 03 Mar 06 - 09:48 PM
Louie Roy 03 Mar 06 - 10:09 PM
Dave Hanson 04 Mar 06 - 03:58 AM
Joe Offer 04 Mar 06 - 04:41 AM
HiHo_Silver 04 Mar 06 - 06:39 AM
GUEST,Chris 22 Nov 12 - 11:48 PM
Mr Happy 23 Nov 12 - 10:22 AM
Johnny J 23 Nov 12 - 10:43 AM
Lonesome EJ 23 Nov 12 - 12:00 PM
JohnInKansas 23 Nov 12 - 04:36 PM
ripov 23 Nov 12 - 07:00 PM
wordfella 24 Nov 12 - 08:56 AM
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Subject: ONLINE MANDOLIN TUNER
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 03 Mar 06 - 09:22 PM

HOPING THAT SOMEONE KNOWS OF AND CAN ADVISE ME A SITE FOR A GOOD ONLINE MANDOLINE TUNER. THANKS: JIM


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Subject: RE: ONLINE MANDOLIN TUNER
From: michaelr
Date: 03 Mar 06 - 09:48 PM

???


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Subject: RE: ONLINE MANDOLIN TUNER
From: Louie Roy
Date: 03 Mar 06 - 10:09 PM

I never heard of a mandoline instrument.Is it related to the Swinenet?


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Subject: RE: ONLINE MANDOLIN TUNER
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 04 Mar 06 - 03:58 AM

Are you insane Louie Roy ?

eric


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Online Mandolin Tuner
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Mar 06 - 04:41 AM

Hi, Jim - Googling for mandolin tuner (click) will bring up several choices, including this one (click).
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Online Mandolin Tuner
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 04 Mar 06 - 06:39 AM

Thanks Joe. Guess the post was not very well composed and therefore deserved the negativity. for those who did not understand: I was looking for a program or site that would generate midi sounds corresponding to the tuning of the strings on the mandolin. Thanks again.


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Online Mandolin Tuner
From: GUEST,Chris
Date: 22 Nov 12 - 11:48 PM

Hi, I created an online mandolin tuner, and it is available at http://www.themandolintuner.com/online-mandolin-tuner/

Hope that helps!


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Online Mandolin Tuner
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Nov 12 - 10:22 AM

I doubt the OP'd wait 6 years to tune up! 8-)


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Online Mandolin Tuner
From: Johnny J
Date: 23 Nov 12 - 10:43 AM

I've never been quite sure what the point of such a thing is although I daresay it might be useful as a mobile phone app when you're on the move.

A tuning fork or even a digital tuner is probably more useful and very easy to carry around.

I had a smile when I read this piece of advice on Chris's site

"If you turn one D tuning peg and the sound does not change, stop turning to avoid breaking the string. You are possibly turning the wrong peg. Please try the other D peg!"

Seems like common sense but we've all been there.
;-)


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Online Mandolin Tuner
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 23 Nov 12 - 12:00 PM

Order a cheap clip-on tuner for those times when there's no internet access at the jam ;>). For 12 dollars, you can't beat the Snark


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Online Mandolin Tuner
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 23 Nov 12 - 04:36 PM

Just remember that it won't do you much good to tune accurately to any tuner if the rest of the people at the jam don't tune to the same pitch. You still need to be able to match one note that the rest of them are playing and tune the rest of your instrument to agree.

One camp group at Festival a few years back deliberately circulated "the number for tonight" within their group, so that the regulars could adjust their tuners to A=394 or 437 or some such, to prevent "walk in" wanderers from (easily) playing along. (They didn't really seem to mind if you were good enought to get in tune quicker than you got annoying.)

John


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Online Mandolin Tuner
From: ripov
Date: 23 Nov 12 - 07:00 PM

John has said it all. The only tuner a musician should need is their ear. Throw away those silly black boxes and listen to the notes you play. If there's only you playing, a semitone either way won't hurt your instrument, and if you're playing with others tune to those who can't adjust their pitch, eg boxes or pianos.

,


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Online Mandolin Tuner
From: wordfella
Date: 24 Nov 12 - 08:56 AM

Rip, I think I disagree. Ear-tuning with multiple players wastes time.


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Online Mandolin Tuner
From: wordfella
Date: 24 Nov 12 - 08:57 AM

...and many free tuner apps exist for smartphones.


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Online Mandolin Tuner
From: Johnny J
Date: 24 Nov 12 - 09:09 AM

"a few years back deliberately circulated "the number for tonight" within their group, so that the regulars could adjust their tuners to A=394 or 437 or some such, to prevent "walk in" wanderers from (easily) playing along."

How nasty and petty can you get?

Of course, there are occasions when you need to do a bit of "fine tuning" if the lead instrument in a session isn't exactly in concert pitch. Understandable with some reed and wind instruments although there's really no excuse for string and fretted instruments.

There may be a good "musical reason" for wishing to tune an instrument slightly sharp to sound a little brighter but, on the whole, I think it's a good idea to try and play in concert pitch when you can.

I'm quite good at tuning "by ear" although I usually require a reference note to start. After that, it's fairly easy.
However, a clip on tuner is still handy especially in loud sessions(It is less disruptive) but, of course, it has to be at the correct pitch itself.


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Online Mandolin Tuner
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 24 Nov 12 - 10:11 AM

If the OP hasn't lost the will to live, may I recommend 'Get-tuned'?


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Online Mandolin Tuner
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 24 Nov 12 - 10:47 AM

Everybody at the jams I attend is in 440, so we must all be musically illiterate pikers. I can't imagine a circle of musicians tuning "to ear" either, not at a Bluegrass jam anyway. In my opinion, the creation of the small electric tuners has been a huge boon to acoustic live music. There's nothing more distracting than someone who is out of tune and not aware of it.


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Online Mandolin Tuner
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 24 Nov 12 - 03:33 PM

My friend the guitarist has an app on her cell phone which serves as a tuner. It doesn't just produce a pitch to be matched by ear, it 'listens' to the string and tell her when it's in tune, the same way a tuner does.

When we play music, there can be as many as 120 strings in the room. One folk harp, one double-strung folk harp, and a guitar. We don't have time for any kind of tuning except with fast and accurate electronic tuners.


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Subject: RE: Wanted: Online Mandolin Tuner
From: ripov
Date: 25 Nov 12 - 12:58 PM

Regarding multiple players, I don't think the average orchestra would take very long to tune. And in a session people rarely arrive at the same time anyway. I agree there is some justification for a using a tuner in a band using amplification, unless, like some rock bands, the tuning is part of the performance. But (for strings at any rate) it's easy enough to press part of your instrument to your ear, and you hear it above all others.
If there's an instrument present that cannot change pitch without being taken apart and rebuilt, it seems to me totally daft not to tune to it, rather than your black box.
Leenia - obviously the harp is a different beast, presumably you would tune in different temperaments according to circumstances; which is a long process by ear counting beats, and needs quiet surroundings; but I'm sure I've read that in the past it was normal for the performer on a harpsicord on to partially retune between movements in different keys, to shift the "wolf", so perhaps harpists would have no more difficulty doing this? And surely your guitarist would tune to one or other of your harps if because of a change in temperature your pitch was not quite 440 or whatever you adopt.
Lonesome - unless someone is auditorially challenged, or whatever you want to call it. the fact that they're out of tune with everyone else suggests that they're not listening to what they're playing. Which is why they need to throw away the tuner and start to listen; and a quiet word in the ear may be appropriate. Maybe suggest that their electronic tuner may have a fault (perhaps it actually has!)


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