Staying in tune is important for musicians, especially for string players.
In cold weather like this, a string or all of the instruments’ strings can go out of tune in a second. How can one make sure that the instrument is in tune? One way is by matching up the notes with a pitch pipe. it looks like something Disney’s Peter Pan played once.
Another way to make sure you are in tune is by using a battery powered electric tuner. I recommend the Korg brand. You can check and see if you are in tune with any natural or flat notes. Some of them are combined with a metronome!
Thirdly, if you have one at home you can tune to an electric keyboard. I have a Casio brand keyboard that I had to rely on for tuning my instrument sometimes when the battery in my electronic tuner died.
Lastly, you can also use a piano if you have one or if there’s one available. Actually, I just thought of another possible way you can tune your instrument. You can use an audio and/o video clip from the Internet! Has anyone does this? Please let me know, because I have yet to try.