If you really want to get that perfect pitch, then you should definitely buy a professional guitar tuner. Tuning your guitar, whether it's a Fender, Gibson, Martin or whatever can be a bit tricky if you...
There are two types of guitar tuners, the "standard" tuner and the "chromatic" tuner. This makes guitar tuning a snap.
The standard tuner can pick up the six notes (EADGBE) of a guitar when tuning. But it has difficulty in allowing alternate tuning, because the tuner doesn't recognize anything other than the six notes.
The chromatic tuner is much more sophisticated and easier to use. It will recognize any note and describe how sharp or flat you tuned your guitar. Alternate tuning is no problem and can be done easily. What the chromatic tuner cannot do, however, is tell you which octave the note is in.
Now that we know our tuners, it's time to actually begin using them. Connect your guitar to the tuner. If you have an acoustic, bring it close to the built-in microphone so it can pick up the sound easily. Switch on Concert A tone on the tuner. Fret the high E string at the 5th fret, and then modify the guitar to the generated tone. The string should sound the same as the Concert A tone. Once you've done this, congratulations, that's all there is to it. Now proceed to adjust the rest of the strings.
Now let's get on with fine tuning. Turn the tuner on again, and begin with the sixth string, the low E. When you play this string, the tuner should register E, with only the in-tune led indicator lighting up. A non-locking vibrato is best tuned about 10 cents sharp.
Repeat for all the other strings and voila, you have a perfectly tuned guitar. Tuners can be found online at most quality guitar suppliers.
Guitar tuning is a sadly neglected practice. Learning how to play the guitar can be frustrating, especially when you can't seem to play anything in the right tone. But it may not be your playing that is wrong. How about your guitar's tuning?
OK, you've discovered it could be your guitar needs some tuning. So, now you're wondering how often you need to tune your instrument? Why, every time you play it.
Guitar strings lose some tension every time you play it. So, to achieve the best performance you need to make sure the strings of your guitar are in perfect condition.
The easiest way to tune your guitar is by using a guitar tuner. Tuning a guitar without any help is pretty hard, considering you need a point of reference when tuning the strings. If you don't have a tuner, you can still tune your guitar by using recorded audio of a perfect pitch, or by using your piano.
Start with the sixth fret, which is the E string of the guitar. Play the equivalent note on your piano - this is the white key directly after the two consecutive black keys. If the tone on the guitar seems too high or low, simply choose a different octave. Adjust your guitar until it sounds the same as the piano key.
When the guitar and piano sound identical, you've already tuned your guitar string.
Actually, the crucial part is tuning the E string. Once you've done this, you can use this tuned guitar string as a reference point for the other strings.
Play the sixth guitar string - fifth fret, and then tune the open fifth string, until they sound the same. Then, play the fifth string - fifth fret, and tune the open fourth string, and so on.
And there you have it - a perfectly tuned guitar.
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