Tune Your Guitar
Standard E A D G B E
A Open E A C# E A E
A Low A A E G B E
A Open Low A A E A C# E
A Drop A A D G B E
B Open B F# B F# B D
B Low B A D G B E
B Low B F# D G B E
C Open C G C G C E
C 6 C G C G A E
C Low C G D G A D
C maj7/11 C G D G B C
C Baritone C F A# D# G# C
D Drop D A D G B E
D Drop D A D G B D
D Minor D A D F A D
D Modal D A D DA D
D Wahine D A D F# B D
D Reverse D A E G B E
D Double Drop D A D G B D
D Back Drop D E A D G B D
E Open E B E A B E
E Shifted E G# C# F# B E
Eb Drop Eb A D G B E
G Open D G D G B D
G 6 D G D G B E
G Minor D G D G Bb D
GmSus4 Open D Bb D G C D
Tuning your guitar isn't hard. We will start with standard
tuning. You can use the tuner on the left to tune your
guitar. However, when you don't have access to tuner you
should be able to tune it using your ears and strings.
I suggest you tune guitar with the tuner and memorize how
first string sounds. This will help you a lot, especially in
the beginning. If you don't remember how it sounds, just
tune it as close as possible, it be fine. Now that you have
it done, let's tune the rest of the strings.
Second string from the bottom of your guitar is B (thin).
To tune it, you simply have to press it on the 5th fret and
play together or separately with open 1st string till they
Third string should be pressed on the 4th fret and played
along with 2nd string open. until they sound same.
The rest of the strings are tuned pretty much like 2nd
one To tune 4th string you press it on 5th fret and play
with open 3rd string till they sound the same. To tune 5th
string you press it on the 5th fret and play together with
open 4th string. To tune 6th string thickest) you press it
on 5th fret and play along with open 5th string. Also, to
tune 6th string you can play it open together with open 1st
string, since they are same E note.
By the way, you can tune the rest of the strings if you
have one string tuned as you want it. You use same routine
and go opposite way. It works nicely.
NOTICE: When we say The Same, it doesn't mean Exactly the
same. It means the same note, not sound. Strings are
different in thickness and there fore have different
frequencies. When you start tuning it you will hear that
sound is almost the same but sounds deeper.
When you get new strings and tune your guitar after putting
the string on, they will not hold the right tuning. Strings
have to adjust to the pressure that you apply on them. They
have to stretch to a certain limit after which they will
keep in certain tone. Usually if you play every day, your
strings will not get out of tune, but if you rarely touch
your guitar, it will get out of tune much more often.