P2 - B2

Tuning the instrument

  • Compare the correct pitches to the sound of the open strings and begin to tune the instrument with support

Encourage learners to identify whether open strings are in tune, sharp or flat when compared with the sound of the teacher’s strings.

Learners develop this skill at different stages and therefore it is not an expectation that all learners will be able to do this by Programme of Study 2. In the first instance, it may be more appropriate to ask ‘Does it sound right to you?’ rather than expect an exact analysis of the pitch.

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