The Best Violin Tuner Metronome for Beginners
Our Favorite Beginner Violin Tuner Metronome:
Most metronomes have the same basic features, so the primary differentiating factors are:
- Ease of use
- Extra features
We have found the Korg TM-40 to be a fantastic violin tuner metronome for beginners, and will carry you well into your musical life. Why? It’s super easy to use, very reasonably priced (nearly 50% off at Amazon right now as of this writing), and has every feature you’ll need both to keep your rhythm steady and your beginner violin in tune. Check out its specs and reviews here.
This device is actually two things: a metronome and a violin tuner.
What’s one of the greatest violin tuner features for beginner violin? Pitch detection. This means that there is a microphone in the device that actually listens to you play a string on your violin and tells you what note it is tuned to. That way you know precisely whether that string is tuned too sharp (high) or flat (low) and how much you will need to adjust it to make it right.
As you get more advanced, you may find that this method is slower than violin tuning by ear. So you can also have the violin tuner produce a pitch through its speaker (set it to “A”) and you can tune your A string by ear, then use harmonics or double stops to tune the rest of the violin strings (a method we’ll discuss in our article on violin tuning, coming soon).
Another is the ability to subdivide in a variety of ways and to include swing rhythms, in the event that you are practicing jazz or Irish hornpipe rhythms.