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The Art of Sweetened Tuning–Ukulele

Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year legacy reaching back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led to the creation of the “Sweetener”, a system…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning – Brass and Woodwind

Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year-legacy that reaches back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led to the creation of the “Sweetener”, a system of tuning offsets…

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Drop Tuning: What Is It and How Can I Use It?

What is it? When referring to electronic tuners, drop tuning is a function by which the tuner shifts the pitch reference in half-step increments while keeping the name of the note the same. Why use it? Drop tuning is most used by guitarists who want to lower the entire tuning of their guitar without having…

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Setting Guitar Intonation Using Your Peterson Tuner

Before you attempt to tune any stringed instrument, the intonation should be checked and, if necessary, adjusted to the correct position. If you’ve never used a Peterson tuner before, then it is almost certain that your instrument is not yet correctly intonated and will not sound its best until you address it. Now that you…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning — Accordion

Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year legacy that reaches back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over have led to the creation of the “Sweetener”, a…

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Choosing String Gauges– Guitars & Basses

Compared to the past, today’s guitarist can avail of a wide variety of string gauges. Indeed, the selection is so wide, almost any requirement can be met. There are four major factors affecting the choice of a new set of strings. Gauge: Generally speaking, the heavier the string’s mass, the more volume it will produce…

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The Role of Tuning in Classic Rock

  A popular myth among players is that accurate tuning only became a possibility a few years ago, and that the old masters such as Jimi Hendrix didn’t really care about tuning. The fact is, most of the top guitarists in the world own and use a strobe tuner, and many have done so since…

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Out of Tune on Purpose — Dissonance as an Effect

  How many times have you heard a song or piece of music and wondered “what is it about this that makes me listen?”. It could be the great guitar solo, the chord sequence or the melody, but sometimes it’s none of those things. Take a song like “The Poacher” from 1974, by the late…

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Tuning Stability on Vibrato or Tremolo Bridges

If your guitar includes a tremolo arm, commonly referred to as a whammy or wang bar, you’ll need to adjust the bridge from which it protrudes in order for the tuning stability to be unaffected when the tremolo arm is used. There are several types of vibrato or tremolo systems, ranging from those which produce subtle…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning — Guitars & Basses

Peterson tuners feature unique SweetenerTM presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year legacy reaching back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led to the creation of the “Sweetener”, a system…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning — Banjo

  Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year legacy that reaches back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led to the creation of the “Sweetener”,…

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How to Tune a Steel Guitar Using Newman Offsets (Sharp Es)

E9th Neck with Modern Newman Offsets – Tuning the Open Strings   Rotate the lower right dial until “Sweetener™”flashes on the screen. Press the dial once. Rotate the dial until “SE9” appears on the screen. Press the dial once to confirm.         Tune  the open strings as follows (from high to low):…

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Concert Pitch and How to Use It With Guitar

What is it? Most people are familiar with the term A=440Hz, but many don’t understand what it means, which leads to misunderstandings and much head scratching. The main purposes of Concert pitch are as follows: Keeping a group of musicians on the same page, tuning wise Providing a reference frequency for electronic tuners to calculate…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning — Harmonica

  Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year legacy that reaches back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led to the creation of the “Sweetener,”…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning — Mallet Instruments

Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year legacy reaching back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led to the creation of the “Sweetener”, a system…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning — Harp Tuning

Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year legacy that reaches back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led to the creation of the “Sweetener”, a…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning — Gamelan Tuning

Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70 year-old legacy that reaches back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led to the creation of the “Sweetener”,…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning — African Pentatonic

Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year legacy reaching back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led to the creation of the “Sweetener”, a system…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning – Arabic Maqamat

Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70 year-old legacy reaching back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led to the creation of the “Sweetener”, a system…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning — Uilleann Pipes

Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year legacy reaching back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led to the creation of the “Sweetener”, a system…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning — Great Highland Bagpipes

Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year legacy reaching back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led to the creation of the “Sweetener”, a system…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning — Oud

Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year  legacy reaching back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led to the creation of the “Sweetener”, a system…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning — Sitar

Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year legacy that reaches back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led to the creation of the “Sweetener”, a system…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning – Viola de Gamba

The Art of Sweetened Tuning – Viola da Gamba Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year legacy that reaches back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over have…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning — Lute

Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year legacy reaching back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over have led to the creation of the “Sweetener”, a system…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning — Mandolin Family

Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year legacy that reaches back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led to the creation of the “Sweetener”, a system of…

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The Art of Sweetened Tuning — Strings

The Art of Sweetened Tuning – Strings Peterson tuners feature unique Sweetener™ presets not found in any other brand of tuner. This comes from an almost 70-year legacy that reaches back to the dawn of popular music as we know it today. Decades of research and the experience of musicians the world over has led…

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Choosing a Tuner for Accordion Tuning

The Task Tuning the reeds of an accordion is a very labor intensive task that involves multiple blocks of reeds, each with their own crucial role in determining the tonal options that are available to the player. A good accordion technician can realize the wishes of a client simply by listening to him or her…