Step-by-Step CD tuning

Celia Jones said: Mar 12, 2011
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I got the Step-By -Step books in the hope that it would help with practise.

I was surprised to see the A is tuned to 441, not 440. That made me wonder, as my sense of pitch is not great, am a I wrong to think that the Suzuki CDs are tuned to A=440?

What effect does it have on a child learning pitch to have A=440 sometimes (like her teacher’s piano) and A=441 for the Step-By-Step books?

Jennifer Visick said: Mar 12, 2011
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the only effect I can think of is flexibility. all musicians have to tune to various different “A”s depending on the situation. 440, 441, 442, 415, 435, 438, what have you. Depends on the accompanist’s instrument, or on the orchestra, or on the singers’ range (!) etc., etc.

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