#1
I can't figure out how to tune my guitar to some songs ( ex. C#5, G#4, E4, B4, F#3, B2)
I know notes and where they are on a guitar, but the numbers behind the letters are confusing me.
#4
Quote by rukiruder
( ex. C#5, G#4, E4, B4, F#3, B2)


Im guessing this would be drop b tuning if your starting from the right right of the example?
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#6
if you don't have a chromatic tuner, just put a capo (or a finger) on the third fret and tune to to drop d - so it would be DADGBe on the 3rd fret; B/F#/B/E/G#/C# on the open strings

hope this helps
#7
Quote by Aurigo
Im guessing this would be drop b tuning if your starting from the right right of the example?


C#5 = E
G#4 = B
E4 = G
B4 = d
F#3 = A
B2 = E
#8
Quote by Ibbod0
if you don't have a chromatic tuner, just put a capo (or a finger) on the third fret and tune to to drop d - so it would be DADGBe on the 3rd fret; B/F#/B/E/G#/C# on the open strings

hope this helps

Yes. it does thanks
#10
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#11
Quote by rukiruder
C#5 = E
G#4 = B
E4 = G
B4 = d
F#3 = A
B2 = E


So I'm confused, lbbod0 said something about tuning on the 3rd fret but how does that apply to different numbers annotated next to the letters? I have the same question as the guy who posted this but with a different tuning, but I tried to use that list you typed using the number of fret on the string next to the number and I didnt get the same result letter (ex: E4=G, I tried the fourth fret on the E string but didnt get a G on my tuner, or with any other strings) so obviously I'm lost, please explain this whole number/letter simply I could understand lol
#12
Quote by Epicfreestyler
So I'm confused, lbbod0 said something about tuning on the 3rd fret but how does that apply to different numbers annotated next to the letters? I have the same question as the guy who posted this but with a different tuning, but I tried to use that list you typed using the number of fret on the string next to the number and I didnt get the same result letter (ex: E4=G, I tried the fourth fret on the E string but didnt get a G on my tuner, or with any other strings) so obviously I'm lost, please explain this whole number/letter simply I could understand lol


They meant strings: as in E4=G (the G string):

C#5 = E String (tuned down 3 frets)
G#4 = B String (tuned down 3 frets)
E4 = G String (tuned down 3 frets)
B4 = d String (tuned down 3 frets)
F#3 = A String (tuned down 3 frets)
B2 = E String (tuned down 5 frets)

or better yet...


E String (tuned down 3 frets) would now be tuned to a C# note
B String (tuned down 3 frets) would now be tuned to a G# note
E String (tuned down 3 frets) would now be tuned to a E note
D String (tuned down 3 frets) would now be tuned to a B note
A String (tuned down 3 frets) would now be tuned to an F# note
E String (tuned down 5 frets) would now be tuned to a B note
Last edited by tonibet72 at May 10, 2014,
#13
Quote by Epicfreestyler
So I'm confused, lbbod0 said something about tuning on the 3rd fret but how does that apply to different numbers annotated next to the letters? I have the same question as the guy who posted this but with a different tuning, but I tried to use that list you typed using the number of fret on the string next to the number and I didnt get the same result letter (ex: E4=G, I tried the fourth fret on the E string but didnt get a G on my tuner, or with any other strings) so obviously I'm lost, please explain this whole number/letter simply I could understand lol


I think you're confused about what the numbers mean and I agree this thread way more confusing than it should be

The numbers next to the letter(note) means the pitch of it - how high or low sounding it is.
Example:
-The low E on a bass guitar is called E1.
-On a guitar, the low E is E2 (1 octave higher than the bass).
-The next higher E is E3 (found on for example, fret 7 A string)
-Your open high E string is E4
-On the 12th fret of that string you'll have E5 - and on fret 24 E6. That's all your available E pitches on a regular guitar (excluding harmonics).

They do not mean fret number, it's the specific note names of the tuning. And people often like to call the 1st string the E string, even if it's tuned to B, C, D# or whatever - they still call it the E string.