Lesson Note 1
For the longest time, I couldn’t tune the violin by myself, because I thought I do not have perfect pitch so could not tell when they are in tune. However, the teachers told me, I can still train my ears and acquire the relative pitch.
I started tuning by playing A and D, and trying to hearing for the golden sound of the perfect 5th interval.
But what exactly is the perfect 5th interval？ Here are some descriptions I thought helped me found the golden harmonic interval.
Don’t fight with it, sink into the sound.
Listen for that Clean harmonic sound, No ‘wawawa…’ sound..
-Seth Van Embed
Listen to it carefully, your violin will tell you when it is in tune.
你慢慢调，是纯五度perfect Fifth 的时候，你就会如沐春风
–aridian & 王泽宇
I used python plot to present the perfect 5th interval sound wave for visualization.
Now I can pretty much tune violin by myself now 🙂 !
I am using A=441Hz.
And there is much debate about the diatonic scale and Pythagorean scale, I will organize the differences between them next time……