A tutorial for tuning Magnetic Sound™ artwork
Method 1: Tune "by Ear"
The simplest and fastest way to tune the artwork is to listen to sample audio files, and and pluck each string to compare the sound.
With the tuning key, you can rotate the tuning peg to make the string more tight or more loose. This brings the pitch up and down.
It can be helpful to activate the magnetic fields while tuning. To do this, you will use the "Soundscapes" app in this tutorial.
Follow these steps below to tune each string:
Complete Steps 1-4 for all 8 strings on the sculpture. If you have some challenges using this method, you can also use the app in Method 2 (below) to double-check your tuning...
Tuning Reference Tones
Method 2: Tune with a guiding App
For those that do not have prior musical experience, it can be challenging to tune "by ear" without guidance. Luckily, there are applications available that will listen to the artwork, and guide us to increase or decrease the pitch of each string.
Each touch-screen tablet has a version of "Tuner - gStrings" installed, an app that will guide you through the tuning process.
*A Full Tutorial for This App, "Tuner - gStrings", Will Be Online Soon*