Tuning the Violin
Tuning the violin can be frustrating for the beginning student, however using an electronic tuner is a relatively "hassle free" way to start. Although the electronic tuner is calibrated to the "tempered" tuning system (used by pianos and guitars)and violin tuning is based on the "just"tuning system, the ability to hear perfect fifths and to be able to tune the strings by listening is a skill that must be developed. So, using an electronic tuner is a matter of convenience for the beginning student.