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How to tune a guitar

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Click "Allow" ↓ after downloading the online tuner. Make sure the microphone is connected to the computer. If there is no microphone, then you can use the sounds to listen to properly tuned guitar strings.

Play any open string - the tuner will show what kind of note it is and how accurately it is tuned. If the tuner shows a deviation, twist the pegs, try to change the sound of the string. As soon as the note on the tuner turns green, you can be calm, the string sounds right! 👍

Classic "Spanish" system six-stringed guitar ♪:

You can also listen to how the strings should sound here.
And at your service are other options for building a six-string guitar.

Tuning a guitar doesn't end there. After you tuned all the strings in order from the first to the sixth (or vice versa), we recommend checking their sound in the reverse order. The fact is that the overall tension of the guitar fretboard changes if the tension of an individual string is greatly changed. For example, if you tuned the first string, but the others were very short, then after tuning all the strings, the first will be “below” the required level.

If your guitar is completely upset, then for the initial rough tuning of the guitar, you can use the sound guitar tuner. With it, you can quickly tune the guitar by ear, and only after you tune it more accurately through the microphone.

The quality of tuning the guitar in the tuner greatly depends on the frequency response of the microphone, on external noise. Especially for rare cases when there are problems with the tuner or microphone, the page contains string sounds for tuning by ear.

The need to tune the guitar arises periodically: for someone once a week, and for someone more often. In order not to waste your time searching, add our site to bookmarks.

Tuner for tuning the guitar through a microphone

A guitar tuner will be useful to all owners of an acoustic or electric guitar. It is easy to use, so even a beginner can tune a guitar.

Make sure your computer hears the sound of your guitar. If you play an acoustic guitar, the sound will enter the computer through the microphone. You can check the performance of the microphone in Skype or any recording program. If your guitar is electric, just plug it into the microphone input of your computer. By right-clicking on the tuner and selecting “Parameters”, you can change the signal source, for example, if the electric guitar is connected to a linear input.

To receive a signal to the tuner from the instrument, click the "Allow" ↓ button, thereby confirming the recording permission. The button is located on the tuner.

If there is no microphone, then use the sounds of properly tuned guitar strings.

How to tune a guitar

The sequence of notes: C → C # → D → D # → E → F → F # → G → G # → A → A # → B → C. Play open strings one at a time - the tuner will show the notes. The strings should sound in accordance with the tuning shown below (E B G D A E). If the green indicator on the scale after hitting the string has noticeably deviated to the left of the corresponding letter, this means that the string must be pulled with the help of a peg. If the green indicator deviates to the right, then the string tension must be slightly relaxed. If the letter on the tuner turns green, it means you hit the right note. But be careful, it may be the right note, but from a different octave! In order not to break the strings and not get upset, we recommend that beginners carefully listen to the sounds of the strings, and only after that tune the guitar.

The sounds of the strings of a guitar tuned by a classic tuning

  • 1 string (the thinnest) - E (note "Mi")
  • 2 string - B (note "C")
  • 3 string - G (note "Salt")
  • 4 string - D (note "Re")
  • 5 string - A (note "A")
  • 6 string - E (note "Mi")

After checking the strings from the first to the sixth, the tuning of the guitar is not finished. Now you need to adjust the sound of the strings in the opposite direction. For what? When changing the tension of individual strings, the neck tension can eventually change. And as a result, after tuning six strings, some of them may not correspond to the desired level. Therefore, string testing must be done in two directions to achieve perfect results.

How often do you need to resort to tuning with a tuner for a guitar? It depends on the needs of the instrument owner and the sound of the guitar. If you tune the guitar before each game, the instrument will sound perfect. Enjoy your guitar!

Tuning a tuning fork

Fork - A small portable device that accurately and clearly emits sound of a certain height. Used as a reference for pitch for tuning musical instruments.

A standard tuning fork produces the sound of the 1st octave at a frequency of 440 Hz (this is the first string pressed on the 5th fret).

There are also tuning forks that make sounds of a different pitch. For tuning the guitar, the tuning fork that makes the sound of Mi (the sound of an open first string) is most convenient.

With this method of tuning the guitar, the first string is tuned first with a tuning fork, and then the remaining strings are tuned to it. (see below)

Tuning the first string guitar

The second string pressed on the 5th fret should sound the same as the open first.

The third string pressed on the 4th fret should sound the same as the open second.

The fourth string pressed on the 5th fret should sound the same as the open third.

The fifth string pressed on the 5th fret should sound the same as the open fourth.

The sixth string pressed on the 5th fret should sound the same as the open fifth.

Tuner Tuning

With the help of a tuner, even a completely deaf person can tune a guitar!

The principle of the tuner is simple:

You pull the string.

The tuner with the microphone receives the pitch and shows you the result on the screen.

  • You look at the tuner and, depending on what you see, either pull or weaken the string on the guitar to the desired state.
  • The sequence of notes:
    C - C # - D - D # - E - F - F # - G - G # - A - A # - H (B) - C

    1 string (thinnest) = E (mi) / if C, C #, D or D # is lit on the tuner, then the string needs to be pulled, if F, F #, G or G # is lit, then the string is already overtightened and needs to be loosened.

    Attention! If the string is pulled, it is better to loosen it more than you need and then adjust it to the desired height by pulling it (it’s better to keep it in line).

    2 string = H or B (si) / if G, G #, A or A # is lit on the tuner, then the string needs to be pulled, if C, C #, D or D # is lit, then the string is already overtightened and needs to be loosened.

    3 string = G (salt) / if D #, E, F or F # is lit on the tuner, then the string needs to be pulled, if G #, A, A # or H (B) is lit, then the string is already overtightened and needs to be loosened.

    4 string = D (pe) / if A #, H (B), C or C # is lit on the tuner, then the string needs to be pulled, if D #, E, F or F # is lit, then the string is already overtightened and needs to be loosened.

    5 string = A (a) / if F, F #, G or G # is lit on the tuner, then the string needs to be pulled, if A #, H (B), C or C # is lit, then the string is already overtightened and needs to be loosened.

    6 string = E (mi) / if C, C #, D or D # is lit on the tuner, then the string needs to be pulled, if F, F #, G or G # is lit, then the string is already overtightened and needs to be loosened.

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