Topic: Tuning and 440htz
Sometimes I wonder why some tuners are still switchable for this . For the most part , all it does is confuse players who are just starting out . Although a lot of seasoned vets don't know what it's all about .
Don't know how many times I've heard a player say,
" yep I've got her tuned right to E-440 "
A string tuned to 440htz
( vibrations per second ) ,
sounds an A note . That has more or less become the standard for tuning , and everthing else is based on that . Sometimes I think that some people ( particularly those who self study ) , learn just enough to make them dangerous . Although , that said , perhaps since this is for the most part theoretical ,
maybe it does'nt really matter.
Interesting to note though ,
that untill recently , ( last thirty years or so ) , many concert pianos in orchestral settings were still tuned to A-437 . Didn't seem to bother any but the best ears . Although I have read accounts of the poor violin soloist walking away shaking his or her head after a performance , thinking something was'nt right .......