I can't seem to tune the A Sharp on my BP. I am using a Korg tuner and can get a B flat but no A sharp. Help 

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Actually, if you can tune to a B Flat, you ARE tuned to an A Sharp.  They're the same thing. Have fun and Bow, Baby, Bow!

Thanks so much. My tuner would not display an A#, only Bb.

I'm a much happier camper now.

Thank you very much. I've started to write out scales in each of the keys so I can practice on the "dark side" of my BP.


As the previous poster has pointed out, in modern tuning, Bflat and Asharp will sound the same, and on many instruments (piano, dulcimer, and BP) will be only a single string (course).  Do you mean that your tuner displays Bflat and Asharp as two different pitches, and you're trying to tune two different strings to those?

Oh, I know what you mean about the cranky tuning keys - they are so stiff. And the hardest notes to tune on mine are the "short sting" D,E, F and the sharps on the other side.

Thank you for your help - I'm just learning to tune and read notes at the moment, but I have mastered Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! Most likely because it has no sharps!!

I was expecting my tuner (Korg TM40) to display A#, but all I kept getting was Bb....so I was very confused. I'm much better now 

It's "common" to say Eflat rather than Dsharp and Fsharp rather than Gflat, since those are the names of the notes in the more common key signatures (Bflat and G, respectively).  If one or the other is confusing, you may be able to set your tuner to display only one.  On mine, for example, I can set it to display all as "sharp" or all as "flat" (no mixing, unfortunately).


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