HOW to quickly tune a guitar and not get confused? There are at least 4 different ways to tune a guitar – and I’ll tell you about it.
The most common ways to tune a guitar are:
Tuning your guitar online
You can tune your guitar online right here and right now 🙂
Your guitar strings should sound like this ♪:
To tune your guitar, you must tune each string so that it sounds like in the recording above (to do this, turn the tuning pegs on the fretboard). As soon as you have each string sounding like in the example, this will mean that you have tuned the guitar.
Tuning a guitar with a tuner
If you have a tuner, you can tune your guitar with the tuner. If you don’t have it and you use difficulties when tuning the guitar, you can buy it, it looks like this:
In short, a tuner is a special device that is designed to tune a guitar.
It looks like this:
- you turn on the tuner, put it next to the guitar, pluck the string;
- the tuner will show how the string sounds – and how it needs to be pulled (higher or lower);
- turn until the tuner indicates that the string is in tune.
Tuning a guitar with a tuner is a good and practical option for tuning your guitar.
Tuning a six-string guitar without a tuner
How to tune a guitar for a beginner who does not have a tuner? Tuning the guitar completely by yourself, without using third-party programs, is also possible!
Often you can also come across the question: What fret should you tune your guitar in? – it is quite reasonable and now I will explain why. The fact is that all the strings with a tuned guitar are interconnected by such a relationship:
The 2nd string, pressed at the 5th fret, should sound like an open 1st; The 3rd string, pressed at the 4th fret, should sound like an open 2nd; The 4th string, pressed at the 5th fret, should sound like an open 3rd; The 5th string, pressed at the 5th fret, should sound like an open 4th; The 6th string, pressed at the 5th fret, should sound like an open 5th.
So how do you tune your six-string guitar this way?
We do this:
- we clamp the 2nd string at the 5th fret and adjust it so that it sounds like the 1st open;
- after that we clamp the 3rd string at the 4th fret and adjust it so that it sounds like the 2nd open;
- and so on according to the diagram above.
This way you can tune your guitar on the fifth fret, that is, using a dependency.
This method is bad because we do not know how to initially tune the first string. In fact, all strings depend on the 1st string, because we start tuning from the 2nd string (and it is tuned along the first string), then we tune the 3rd string along the 2nd string, and so on … But I acted very wisely – and recorded the sound of the first string of the guitar and all the sounds of the strings for tuning the guitar.
Guitar tuning app
You can also tune the guitar using the application on your phone. I think the best tuning software is GuitarTuna. Look for this program in the Play Market or the App Store.
How to tune your guitar with GuitarTuna?
I find guitar tuning through the application the easiest, most rational and convenient.
Watch the guitar tuning video!