gear2d
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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?
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#2
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.
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#3
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...

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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?
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#4
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 =(
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or hold down the first fret on all strings while tuning it normal
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i just capo the 1st fret and tune to standard
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Quote by Gyzmoo
i just capo the 1st fret and tune to standard


Can you do this? It makes sense... If so...
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Quote by EtherealAmateur
Can you do this? It makes sense... If so...


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;

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#10
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