Cello Tuner Simple 4+

Pavel Nikitenko

Designed for iPad

    • 3.8 • 21 Ratings
    • $0.99



Simple cello tuner to tune up your cello. This is for the standard CGDA cello tuning.

Tuning your cello can be a difficult task for you if you are just beginning cello. The good news is, the more you do it, the easier it becomes. A nicely tuned cello can make your music sound a lot better and help you greatly while you're are just getting the hang of finger placement for notes.

Touch the note for the string you want to tune and then turn the tuning pegs on your cello and match it up with the note that is being played.

Also you can use this simple tuner for your viola, it is the same tuning, only the strings on the Viola are 1 octave higher.

Tip: Make several passes tuning each of the strings. For example you might have noticed that if you have tuned all the strings once, and then back to the first one you tuned, it might be off a little bit. This is because you are increasing or decreasing the tension on each of the strings as you tune it and the instrument's body might bend ever so slightly due to this difference in tension. This causes the other strings to slightly change in pitch. So make sure you keep on checking and tuning the strings until all are in tune, so make several passes.

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If you need to tune other instruments just simply have a look into our other applications: Violin Tuner Simple, Banjo Tuner Simple, Mandolin Tuner Simple, Double Bass Tuner Simple, 12-String Guitar Tuner Simple, Viola Tuner Simple, Guitar Tuner Simple, Ukulele Tuner Simple, Bass Tuner Simple, Dulcimer Tuner Simple, Dulcimer Tuner Simple Mixolydian, Dulcimer Tuner Ionian, Balalaika Tuner Simple.

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What’s New

Version 2.1.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- Allows 1/2 tune down/up transposed tuning. *Be careful to not brake string if you tune to higher tones.
- Improved slide view of the instrument.
- Added 64 bit support.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

dalesang ,

Not incredibly useful but read the review

It was hard to rate this application as I think it's actually not super useful but it does what it states.

I was looking for a cello tuning application similar to some guitar tuning applications where it detects a note as you play the string and tells you if it's too high or too low. This does not do that. It basically just plays a note on your phone and you have to match the sound and adjust the pegs yourself. It's debatable whether it's worth $.99 but I understand the developers need to earn a living.

This would be useful for people learning cello without any other instrument at home to provide you a reference note. We have a mini grand piano at home so that isn't what was needed for us and probably will not be using this unless we need to tune it out on the road. I guess maybe that could be a useful case if you needed to play a note and you're somewhere where you don't have access to another instrument.

Griffox ,

Ditch the vibrato

This is a simple app that gives you reference notes for tuning by ear. It will not tell you whether or not you are in tune, but it saves you from having to get to a piano to hear the notes. My only gripe is that the tones are given a vibrato which makes it difficult to fine tune the pitch by ear. A straight tone would be better, even if it's just a piano note.

E6M7B8 ,

None Confusing Tuner

I am a young cello tutor and was simply looking for something to tune just the four strings. I have tried other tuners and they are complicated to work. With this tuner I can use my ear to patch the pitch and it works great. Even though it cause $0.99 it is the best money I have ever spent on an app. I would definitely recommend this app for anyone who needs to tune their cello often. Overall a great cello tuner app!

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