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The Goal: Learning how to tune your guitar

Guitar TuningTuning your guitar is for lack of a better word: Crucial! Yes, perhaps I am being a bit over dramatic but I can’t tell you the amount of time I’ve heard a good guitar player sound bad simply because his or her guitar was not tuned properly. And in a day and age with electronic help via tuners, there is no excuse for ever playing an out of tune guitar.

In this video we are using the Snark digital tuner but you can use any digital tuner out there and they all perform the same task.

A few things to keep in my mind while tuning:

  • If the lights on the tuner are ‘Below’ the desired pitch, that means that the pitch is too ‘Flat’ and that you need to ‘Tighten’ or ‘Raise’ the tuning key to achieve the desired note.
  • ┬áIf the lights on the tuner are ‘Above’ the desired pitch, that means that the pitch is too ‘Sharp’ and that you need to ‘Loosen’ or ‘Lower’ the tuning key to achieve the desired note.
  • In standard tuning, the notes are tuned as follows, from the thickest string(6th) to the thinnest string(1st): E-A-D-G-B-E

Tuners

Snark Clip-On Chromatic Tuner for Guitar, Bass and Violin

Snark Tuner
Snark Clip-On Chromatic Tuner

$9.95

Features:

  • Fast and Ultra Accurate Tuning
  • Full Color Display
  • Fully Chromatic
  • Display Rotates 360 Degrees for Easy Viewing
  • Clip Stays Where You Put It

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GA40 Guitar and Bass Tuner Chromatic Tuner


Korg GA40 Guitar Tuner

$14.95

Features:

  • A compact tuner designed specifically for guitar and bass, with excellent performance and convenient functionality
  • Large, high-precision meter-type display for stable tuning indication
  • Supports tuning of 7-string guitars and 6-string basses
  • Approximately 85 hours of continuous use
  • Auto Power Off function saves the battery even if you forget to turn off the tuner

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