#1
so i have a tuner that only lets you tune to standard. how can i tune a whole step down


my shift keys don't work sorry
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#2
you could capo the second fret and tune to standard on there. if you don't have a capo, you could use your fingers but the tuning won't be as accurate
#3
search bar there`s another thread like this today....(albeit a 1/2 step but i`m not typing it out again)
#4
Tune to standard and then drop your low E to D (drop D). Then use the drop D string to tune all the way through the rest. Should be DGCFAD on a tuner.
#5
Quote by mashizz
you could capo the second fret and tune to standard on there. if you don't have a capo, you could use your fingers but the tuning won't be as accurate


When you take the capo off it will be slightly out of tune.


Just go to a music stroe and spend 10 bucks on a chromatic tuner, they help alot.
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#6
Quote by Synyster
Tune to standard and then drop your low E to D (drop D). Then use the drop D string to tune all the way through the rest. Should be DGCFAD on a tuner.

nah, theres only eadgbe on mine. i ****ing hate it.
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#7
Just hold the second fret on each string and tune each string to standard.

So for example to tune the low E to D, put your finger on the second fret and tune it as if you were tuning it to E (since each fret is 1/2 step, 2 frets = 1 whole step down).
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#8
Well if your tunner read the d note, then tune your Low E to D, then tune the rest using 5th fret harmonics. If you don't know what I mean than you really ned to learn how to tune a guitar without a tunner. You should be able to tune a guitar if you only have at least 1 string in tune.
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#9
if it tunes to standard only, are there buttons with the flat and sharp notations? b and #? if so, when tuning, press the flat button twice and this will let you tune a full step down
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#10
Quote by randomhero93
if it tunes to standard only, are there buttons with the flat and sharp notations? b and #? if so, when tuning, press the flat button twice and this will let you tune a full step down


Oh yeh, I didn't even think about this... Unless it's just a really cheap tuner. But check anyway TS.
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#11
Quote by randomhero93
if it tunes to standard only, are there buttons with the flat and sharp notations? b and #? if so, when tuning, press the flat button twice and this will let you tune a full step down

yeah it has that. i got it to work with the 2nd fret thing.


thanks everyone.
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#12
Chromatic tuners are well worth the money you spent on them. I honestly suggest you throw out your old tuner and get a new one.