All our tests run on the "client side" - which means that we do not and can not record your voice or any other information.
Pitch can be thought of as the position of any given sound within the entire possible range of sounds.
We can think of one end of the range as what we call high pitched sounds (like a dog whistle) and the other end as low pitched sounds (like a boat horn). High pitch sounds have a high frequency, and low pitch sounds have a low frequency.
To understand frequency, imagine if sound waves were visible. The higher the frequency of the wave, the less time would elapse between peaks of a wave passing a static point. The lower the frequency of the wave, the more time would elapse between peaks passing a particular point.
Imagine a high frequency sound as the ripples caused by dropping a large rock in the lake, and low frequency sounds as big, slow waves caused by a passing ship.
Your microphone detects your voice or instrument, and then converts that sound into an electrical signal. That signal is then interpreted by our tool and the frequency of that sound is deciphered and displayed along with the corresponding musical note.
*As mentioned previously, everything that happens is occurring in your computer, meaning no information is being sent over to our servers.*
Our pitch detector tool will work with most instruments and vocals.
For tuning a guitar, here is a list of the notes and frequencies for each string starting with the thickest string to the thinnest.
If you need to tune a violin, here is a list of notes and frequencies you may find helpful: