P3 - B2

Tuning the instrument

  • Tune the instrument from below pitch, using adjusters

Continue to involve learners in identifying 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 some learners will still not have fully grasped this by Programme of Study 3. Continue to support them with careful questioning and demonstration.

Help learners to begin to tune their instruments, using adjusters if fitted.

Learners will probably find it helpful to learn to tune their instruments up to the given pitch from below. Use harmonics where appropriate.

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