to tune a guitar
are several ways you can tune a guitar to standard concert pitch
or 440Hz tuning. For example pitch pipes will have six pipes
tuned for the low E 6th string, A 5th string, D 4th string,
G 3rd string, B 2nd string and high E 1st string. So you simply
blow a chosen note then tune the right open string to the note
and tune to the note. The advantage of this is you do not need
to rely on batteries and it helps develope your ear for perfect
pitch as you are tuning to audio as opposed to visual.
tuners are great for speed and accurate tuning. Because they
give a visual and audio signal there are excellent for example
at live gigs where because of the rest of the band and volume
levels you would not be able to tune up so easily. Some tuners
can even detect which string is being chosen to tune automatically.
yourself by ear is a must if you want to play and learn guitar.
A guitar due to it being very sensitive to heat and humidity
will often go out of tune and if you are relying permanently
on devices for tuning help this is never a good idea. Self tuning
a guitar is faster, more convenient, and builds confidence as
your tuning ear developes.
basic tuning is starting with a low E which is in tune and fret
it at the 5th fret and play as well an open A string below,
turn the machine head until the guitar is in tune. Increasing
the string tension
raises the pitch sharp or reducing the string tension reduces
the pitch flat. When you know the A string is in tune you can
then repeat the process. Play the A string with the 5th fret
down along with the open D string until the D string is at the
Repeat with the G string by playing a 5th fretted A string along
with an open G string until the G is in pitch to the 5th fretted
But to tune the G string this time play a G string at the 4th
fret along with an open B string.
And finally play the b string at the 5th fret with the open
high E string until it is in tune.
You should be able to test the high open E string along with
the low open E string when the guitar is tuned up they should
be one octave apart in pitch.
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