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How do I tune my concert bells? I used ModTuner (an app that is a tuner) and my B flat was an F sharp. Answered

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Ruthjeeh
Ruthjeeh

5 years ago

I sometimes use PitchLab on my Android phone. It seems to work quite well, because after tuning my cello with the app it sounds just like the piano (in pitch, not in sound of course)

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rickharris
rickharris

5 years ago

For all the reasons below I would visit a specialist. IF the tone matters to you get it right.

on the other hand - If they are a tuned set of bells they shouldn't drift lot apart from temperature changes. maybe they are actually OK.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Answer 5 years ago

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Did not think of the fact that everything might be fine and only the program is crap.

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

5 years ago

You are not really trying to use an app to tune and instrument??
Ok, bells are not really an instrument but still:
There is dedicated equippment to tune an instrument, usually quite costly.
The price has a reason because everything is calibrated to each other so you get accurate results.
You included all this in your measurement to get useless results:
1. Microphone on the phone not calibrated
2. Signal processor not calibrated to microphone and software
3. Software not tuned for the hardware of the phone

Back in the days all we needed was a good ear and a set of tuning forks....