Tuning to E flat


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gear2d
11-30-2008, 12:36 AM
I was trying to tune to e-flat and was wondering if I was doing this right (using a chromatic tuner since my ears aren't that sharp with distinguishing tones). I have a Korg 30a ( http://www.folkofthewood.com/page4798.htm => picture of it powered on) and I left the freq at 440 HZ and tuned each string to -20 on the lcd on the tuner, would this be the correct way to approach it?

TK1
11-30-2008, 12:42 AM
tune the low e down so that when you hit the sixth fret, it makes the same as an open A string. then follow using harmonics or however you like.

its VERY useful to get used to tuning by ear, even if you dont like it or arent 'good' at it.

sticktrix1
11-30-2008, 12:43 AM
Nope...

thats about a 1/4 tone, not even that.


I'm pretty sure 50cents = a semitone.

50cents being...... as u said u tuned it -20.... thats -20cents..

so ur nearly half way to being in Eb i think...

best of luck




I was trying to tune to e-flat and was wondering if I was doing this right (using a chromatic tuner since my ears aren't that sharp with distinguishing tones). I have a Korg 30a ( http://www.folkofthewood.com/page4798.htm => picture of it powered on) and I left the freq at 440 HZ and tuned each string to -20 on the lcd on the tuner, would this be the correct way to approach it?

Jesstaa
11-30-2008, 12:45 AM
When I used to tune to Eb, I'd just tune it like D#G#C#F#A#D#, that's probably the easiest way to go about it, but it's impossible with my new tuner =(

6_months_N
12-01-2008, 03:27 PM
Just push the flat button once and tune like normal

Jaekae
12-01-2008, 03:48 PM
or hold down the first fret on all strings while tuning it normal

Gyzmoo
12-01-2008, 07:14 PM
i just capo the 1st fret and tune to standard

EtherealAmateur
12-01-2008, 07:39 PM
i just capo the 1st fret and tune to standard

:eek: Can you do this? It makes sense... If so... :o

necrosis1193
12-01-2008, 07:45 PM
:eek: Can you do this? It makes sense... If so... :o

I do it to tune the guitar I leave in Eb occasionally, but I wouldn't recommend it. Really wears the strings by adding the pressure while tuning.

Anyway, I'd recommend just hitting the D string with your finger on the first fret and tuning the low E down to that, then using either harmonics or the "5th fret" trick to tune by ear.

If that doesn't work though, let the 1980's stylings of Mr. George Lynch hit six open strings and use them to tune yourself to Eb;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-op674a5fU&feature=related

Tubyboulin
12-01-2008, 08:00 PM
I do it by tuning to E Standard, then playing a powerchord on the A string, 6th fret with the E ringing. I then tune it so the E matches pitch with the power chord. Then i go from there