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Electronic Tuner
... is a device used by musicians to detect and display the pitch of notes played on musical instruments ... LED lights to indicate approximately whether the pitch of the note played is lower, higher, or approximately equal to the desired pitch ... the difference between offered note and desired pitch ...
Electronic Tuner - Types - Regular Needle, LCD and LED Display Tuners
... The tuner then displays the input frequency in relation to the desired pitch and indicates whether the pitch of that note is lower, higher, or ... markings on the readout drift left if the note is flat and right if the note is sharp from the desired pitch ... If the input frequency is matched to the desired pitch frequency the LEDs are steady in the middle and an 'in tune' reading is given ...

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