Some people say this is a skill one cannot teach oneself; an apprenticeship is necessary.
I would like to be able to tune my 3-stringed diatonically fretted mountain dulcimer, typically stuck in the key of D, to other keys such as G, C, A, F, E, and Am. Then I would like someone to teach me how to figure out the notes on each fret so I can build the chords to play whatever song I'm in the mood for. [more inside]
Can I use higher gauge strings on a Tenor Guitar? [more inside]
WebSite Filter: Looking for a website of a company who beefs-up Mac Pro and MacBook Pro computers and then leases them (with support) to studios. [more inside]
Do the keys of 'D major' and 'Db Major' sound different on a modern piano? [more inside]
It sounds awesome, unless it doesn't! How is the perceived pitch of my recording changing on different sound systems?
My recording sounds fine on some sound systems, but occasionally seems off-pitch on other setups. I have no idea what's going on. Help me understand this, and prevent it in future? [more inside]
What's the deal with my new uke? What do I need to do to get it in tip top playable uke condition? [more inside]
What causes strings to go false? [more inside]
How does Sheryl Crow play 'Chances Are' on guitar - non-standard tuning? [more inside]
I'm putting a new string on my cello for the first time. How close should I be able to get with the pegs before switching to the fine tuners? In other words, how powerful are the finer tuners? (It might be cello-dependent, I don't know.)
Fender Starcaster Acoustic: Can you help me find the right tuning pegs? (Picture links inside) [more inside]
Do acapella choirs naturally gravitate to more consonant tunings? [more inside]
Is replacing the machine head something that has to be done by a professional? If so, what does it usually run to get it fixed? [more inside]
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? [more inside]
Tuning (trueing) a bike's tires (spokes) for dummies? [more inside]
Please suggest some songs that I could play on a guitar in D tuning. [more inside]
Help a professional musician with tuning! [more inside]
I need help buying a strobe tuner for a gift. I know nothing about them. [more inside]
Is there a great, free website where a child with no prior experience can learn to tune and play her new guitar? [more inside]
Two questions regarding getting my acoustic guitar strings replaced at the local music shop. [more inside]
I've unexpectedly found myself playing timpani for a local open orchestra. Any tips on tuning/technique? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good piano tuner near Toronto? [more inside]
I recently purchased a used autoharp, and it's been languishing in a corner as I try to figure out how to get started with it. [more inside]
What are some good songs to play on a guitar tuned to open D (or E)? [more inside]
Can I actually play my toy guitar? [more inside]
So, this afternoon I am going to pick up my first guitar. What's the best way to get started? [more inside]
I need advice on learning to play Dobro-style guitar. Is there a tuning that's easier to learn on than the others? How about steels--what's the best to start with? I have a "resophonic" guitar, an Epiphone with a radiused neck. I just ordered a squareneck nut extender & I want to start learning now.
Recommend strings for a cello tuned BEAD (low to high). [more inside]
Guitar tuning through harmonics: Could you fine fine folks explain the physical/mathematical principles behind the increased "distortion" as two guitar strings being tuned through harmonics approach being tuned? [more inside]
Is it normal for a guitar to go out of tune like this? [more inside]
Does anyone have tips on training ones ear to identify small differences between notes? [more inside]
My 20+ year old low end racing Trek bicycle is coming back to me. I need to restore it to working condition. I'm going to go to the bicycle kitchen to do the work but before I do that I'd like to read a bit. What books can a mechanically naive cyclist read to learn about tuning a bike?
Is there a site with a ukulele tuning guide? I have seen one for guitar were you press the button and it makes the sound the sting is supposed to make when strummed. I cant seem to find one like that for my ukulele though.
Does anyone here know how to tune a shortwave receiver that has bandspread and main tuning dials? [more inside]
I've got a network in my home - one PC, connected by wire to the router, and one Apple, connected by an Airport card (which I believe is 802.11G). The fastest speed I can get transferring files from one to the other is 2.5MB/s, which seems slow. Am I right, or is this standard?
Acoustic guitar question: I wonder if anyone is familiar with this problem. I have an old steel-string guitar, where the B-string breaks every time I tune it to the right pitch. Every other string is fine. Has anyone ever encountered this problem? Is it fixable?
Odd Ethnic Croatian instruments...I found my dad's old bugarija, and took it to the local folk-music shop to get restrung. They gave me strings based on the thirty-year-old strings that were on the thing. I looked online and foud out that the instrument is commonly tuned to an open D, but there's no way I can wind the strings up that tight without breaking stuff. If possible, I'd like to tune it like a guitar's top strings, and leave the bottom two strings as a drone and octave ('chorus'), but don't really know what my options are. My dad hasn't played it in 40+ years so he's no help...any one know anything 'bout a bugarija? One other thing: it's got five tuning pegs, but both the nut and the bridge have seven slots, with different spacing. Anyone know what the heck is going on?