Tone deaf for B?
October 8, 2010 11:28 AM Subscribe
When I try to tune a stringed instrument (guitar, uke, autoharp), the B string always sounds off to me, no matter what I do. Why?
posted by Beardman to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've always had this problem. Otherwise I have a pretty good ear, but a B string will always sound too sharp or too flat. It's probably not a matter of faulty intonation, because this happens on many different instruments (different guitars, and, as I said, different kinds of instrument altogether). Any insight into this minor mystery?