Android Application of the Week: gStrings
Week 4: gStrings
gStrings (cohortor.org/gstrings) is a chromatic tuner application measuring sound pitch and intensity. It will let you tune any musical instrument (violin, viola, violoncello, bass, guitar, piano, wind instruments). Please send mail to email@example.com with issues.
One of the hardest things for people starting out on an instrument is to accurately tune it. Tuners used to be prohibitively expensive, now you can this excellent app for free. This app would have been killer when I was a beginning violist. It will play any note (so you can match it) and also will display your current pitch as you play it (so you can correct your intonation). I could see keeping this app open on your music stand, so you can be sure you are hitting the pitches you expect you are. I like that it can auto set the range for the instrument you are playing so it can more quickly match your pitch. A must have for all musicians!