[Harp-L] Best android phone tuner for harp?

Rick Epping rickepping@xxxxx
Fri Nov 2 08:57:50 EDT 2018

> Hi Richard,

I use the Peterson iStroboSoft app.  Mine is an iPhone but the app is also
available for Android.  One of the in-app purchases is an Extended
Frequency Mode that should help nail the correct reading for very high or
very low registers.  Another, that I use all the time, is the Harmonic
Tuning setting which, when playing octaves, allows you to see the tuning of
both reeds at the same time - great for tuning octaves on both single-reed
and octave-tuned instruments.  Sensitivity can be adjusted to help get a
stable reading, and it's accurate to within 1/10th of a cent.  Not cheap,
but well worth it in my opinion.

Best regards,

> > On Oct 31, 2018, at 9:16 AM, Richard Hammersley <rhhammersley at xxxxx>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi everyone
> > > I have a couple of tuner apps on my android phone. These work well for
> > guitar, but I have just noticed that they both often register harmonic
> > notes incorrectly, not all notes but just some of them. They either give
> > the 5th instead of the real note, or give the wrong octave. Can anyone
> > recommend a specific tuner app on android that works better with harp? I
> > want to practice my overblows and bends, but I don?t need to fine tune my
> > reeds or anything that precise.
> > > Thanks
> > > Richard

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