Guitar Tuning Basics

Before you learn how to do that fancy guitar stuff that you have been yapping about these past few weeks. You should first learn a basic, a fundamental skill that is not that difficult but as important as anything else. What I am talking about right now is no other than “Tuning”. You heard it right. Tuning the guitar is as important as anything else. How can you suppose to produce a quality tone when your guitar is out of tune? See the weight of importance there? Common sense would tell you in the head that to learn guitar, must learn tuning.

Guitar Tuning Basics – How to do it

Basically, there are two major ways to do it. One is to base the notes on an electric piano (it never goes out of tune) or you could also use an electric tuner.  We will not fuzz about the tuning pipes and stuff because this is the digital age baby. So how to do it?

Using an Electronic Piano – all you have to do is to base the 6 strings to the following notes: 6th – Low E, 5th – A, 4th – D, 3rd – G, 2nd – B, and 1st – high E. notice the numbers; these are the strings and the letters are the notes.

Guitar Tuning Basics – how to do it on an electronic tuner?

All you have to do is to plug it directly to the tuner if you are using an electric guitar and wind the tuning pegs until the indicator tells you that it is tuned. You will know it when the dial is on the middle or sometimes other tuners have different methods of telling you so. But usually, it’s a dial that points to the middle which indicates that your string is already tuned. That’s guitar tuning basics.