How to Properly Tune Your Guitar
What's the first thing you should do with your guitar? Tune it, of course! You can't enjoy playing this string instrument without hitting the right notes, and you can only do that if you tune it right.

With that, let's strum our way to learning how to tune the guitar with a tuner.

Tuning a Guitar

The "standard tuning" is the first thing you need to learn with notes from thickest to thinnest: E, A, D, G, B, E. You can play the chord after each string to be sure of your melody.
Here's a step by step guide to making it more precise:

1. Start from the top by tweaking the low E String.
2. After you're satisfied with your E String, you need to tune the A string.
3. Next, adjust the D String.
4. The fourth step is to tinker with the G String.
5. Do the B String.
6. Lastly, tune the High E String.

You should try strumming them as a whole and if any strings sound off, retune them immediately.

Below are some helpful mnemonics to help you remember the order of strings:
  • Elephants And Donkeys Grow Big Ears
  • Eddie Ate Dynamite Good Bye Eddie

Isn't it helpful? The standard tuning is best for beginners who still don't know what type of tuning is best. Don't worry; you can change your technique once you get the hang of your guitar. In the future, experimenting with different sounds is the best when strengthening your musical skills.

How to Tune Your Guitar Using a Tuner

It's essential to create a reliable method for finding the correct pitch; you'll need a tuner to ease the frustration if you're a beginner. While there are many options to choose from, a couple of our favorites are: Guild Guitars Clip-On Digital Tuner, and the Fender "Bullet" Chromatic Tuner.

Whether you have an electric guitar, or a banjo, you need the help of a great tuner. For chromatic tuners, believe it or not, the device can "hear" the note you're playing and tell you the pitch of your string. On the display of a chromatic tuner, you'll be able to see whether your guitar has sharp or flat. Meanwhile, there is also another popular type that's called a pitch tuner. It would be best if you matched each note by ear and trained yourself to rely on your hearing besides the device. You can choose not use a tuner, but the benefit of using a reliable tuner can jumpstart your passion as a musician.

Shop around, and comment below with any questions you have about tuning your guitar. Or, check out our YouTube page for tutorials and instrument guides.

Happy strumming!

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