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When I was browsing the contents of the Pittsburgh’s most famous big-little music store this summer, Pianos -n- Stuff, I came across this little gem of a tuner:
It’s called the Qwik Tune GP1 Guitar Professor and is an electronic guitar tuner, pitch pipe and chord finder all in one. You can find these at most online music stores for under $15.00 US.
I’ve used it extensively and it’s very handy and accurate. Not only does it include references to standard major and minor chords but also 7ths and 9ths -over 250 chords in all.
If you’re a part-time guitar player like me and are constantly finding yourself without your chord book, this little tuner is pretty awesome and you can keep it’s small enough to keep anywhere.
Looking for an online tuner? Check out this article @ mustech.net!
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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D., is an industry innovator, educator, clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many music and education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator in higher education, he made the move into industry in 2018.
As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in many capacities during his tenure including Professor of music, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Associate/Assistant Chair of Music and Fine Arts, Director of Jazz Studies.
He finished his tenure at the college as the Director of Bands, where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and various smaller ensembles. He continues to guest direct bands, consult with music programs, and adjudicate ensembles and programs today.
He has been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries.
He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, SBO, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications.
He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website: jpisano.com.