Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
If you have not watched our first cello tuning video (tuning with an electric tuner) you should watch that first. This video ...
describes tuning a cello to an A reference pitch - the method used in ensemble playing. Presented by Laurel, an Apprentice here.
Tags:Tuning a Cello to a Reference Pitch,Cello Tuning,cello tuning video,ello Tuning Demonstration,how to tune to a reference pitch,Tuning a Cello,a,cello,Ensemble,Fifths,harmonics,orchestra,reference,tuner,Tuning
Grab video code:
Tuning to a pitch is necessarily in certain settings such as performances or ensemble playing. You’re maybe getting that pitch for a pianist or fellow musician. In these settings, you won’t be able to use an electronic tuner. So it’s good to learn how to tune by ear. However, you can use an electronic tuner to practice learning how to tune to a pitch. Most electronic tuners can also generate a pitch. So turn on your tuner and set it to an A.
Now you go ahead and play your A and see if you can tell if you’re flat or sharp, [Demonstration]. If you are unsure, go ahead and start turning your turner in one direction until it’s obvious. Right now, [Demonstration] I believe I’m flat. So I’m going to go ahead and turn up my A, [Demonstration]. A little closer, I can even go little further, [Demonstration].
Now, I’m going to go ahead and double check myself. I’m going to set it to the tuner setting and play my A again and see if it tells me if I’m flat or sharp. As you keep practicing this, your accuracy will continue to improve. It’s important to continue practicing until you feel confident about tuning to a pitch.
Once your A is tune, you can use that pitch to tune your other strings. There are two common ways to do this. One is by using your harmonics, and other is by hearing your frets. When tuning the harmonics, you want to play the A harmonic on the A string and match it to the A harmonic on the D string. You want to make sure that the pitch is match. You then want to check the D harmonic on the D string with the D harmonic on the G string and so forth.
To find the A harmonic on the A string, measure about halfway from the bridge to the top of the finger board. If you’re not sure exactly where that is, go ahead and test it out and move your finger around until you find that clear A. Your finger should just be lightly rested on the string without pressing down. To find the A harmonic on the D string, you want to just rest your hand on the top of the body of the Cello and rest your index finger lightly on the D string and move it around until you find that clear pitch [Demonstration].
Once you’re comfortable with the locations of the harmonics, you can do one right after the other so you can test the pitches to make sure they match, meaning the strings are in tune. The harmonics are in the same places on the strings, so your D harmonic on the D string is here and the D harmonic on the G string is here and same for the G string. The G harmonic is here. And on the C string, the G harmonic is here.
Another common way of tuning the rest of your string is by using your frets. Once you’re a string is in tune, go ahead and play your A and D together and listen [Demonstration]. If you’re unsure which direction to go, pick one until it’s obvious to you. This sounds a bit flat to me, so I’m going to turn my D string up and try again [Demonstration].
Now what you can do is go ahead and check yourself with the electric tuner. Fix the string and if it’s not quite right and then go ahead and play your A and D strings together once again so that you can hear what it sounds like correctly.
Go ahead and follow the same steps with your D and G [Demonstration ] and your G and C. The more you practice these methods, the easier they will be come. Also, when tuning to a pitch, it’s good to try both your harmonics and your frets to check your D, G and C strings.