#1
So I recently got an electric guitar and I'm not playing for so long yet like 2 months or something, and I had some questions about how to tune using the electric tuner, I mean I know how to use it for the standard e tuning but I don't know how to use the stuff on the tuner or how to set it when I want to get it in drop D tuning for example.


EADGBE This is what it looks like now

DADGBE This is how I want to get it on the tuner but my tuner won't find the "D"

This might be a stupid question but I just started out so yeah
#2
Quote by LaidBackDude
So I recently got an electric guitar and I'm not playing for so long yet like 2 months or something, and I had some questions about how to tune using the electric tuner, I mean I know how to use it for the standard e tuning but I don't know how to use the stuff on the tuner or how to set it when I want to get it in drop D tuning for example.


EADGBE This is what it looks like now

DADGBE This is how I want to get it on the tuner but my tuner won't find the "D"

This might be a stupid question but I just started out so yeah



just lower the e string till the tuner says d?
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#3
if you've got a basic tuner try holding down the second fret and retuning that string, works for me
#4
Or hold the second fret down and do that until the tuner says E, this is good if you want to tune your guitar to a tuning that uses a note your tuner doesn't have (assuming it only has EADGBE).
Quote by aldo47
(i thought hot strings would make me finger faster.)
so i tried to set my strings on fire by putting a lighter on the high e string n it cut it so wtf??!!? i passed the lighter rrly slowly by it for less then a sec n then it snapped...
#6
Quote by Balmazer
Or hold the second fret down and do that until the tuner says E, this is good if you want to tune your guitar to a tuning that uses a note your tuner doesn't have (assuming it only has EADGBE).


This helped me out, How does this work for other tunings

you guys are really helpfull thank's so far ;P
#7
easy tip for Drop D. if you're in E standard, hold the 7th fret on that low E and play the open A string. retune the low E until that 7th fret Low string sounds like that Open A.

to retune back to E Standard, play the 5th fret of your low string and retune that string until it sounds like your open A.
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#8
Quote by LaidBackDude
This helped me out, How does this work for other tunings

you guys are really helpfull thank's so far ;P



Lets say you want to do drop C. You would have to tune every thing down one whole step (each fret is a half step so 2 frets= one whole note, with a few exceptions like b to c) so when you tune down a whole step you put play two frets up from open so that the note would be the same as standard. Now, for the dropped C you would have to have hold down the fourth fret which would equal E since C is two whole steps below E.


I hope I made sense.
Quote by aldo47
(i thought hot strings would make me finger faster.)
so i tried to set my strings on fire by putting a lighter on the high e string n it cut it so wtf??!!? i passed the lighter rrly slowly by it for less then a sec n then it snapped...
#9
Yeah my tuner doesn't work for my 7th string either.

Quote by randomhero93
easy tip for Drop D. if you're in E standard, hold the 7th fret on that low E and play the open A string. retune the low E until that 7th fret Low string sounds like that Open A.

to retune back to E Standard, play the 5th fret of your low string and retune that string until it sounds like your open A.

^this. That's how I first learned how to tune a guitar. Get one string in tune and you can tune the others by playing the note you want and getting it to match.
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#10
Quote by Balmazer
Lets say you want to do drop C. You would have to tune every thing down one whole step (each fret is a half step so 2 frets= one whole note, with a few exceptions like b to c) so when you tune down a whole step you put play two frets up from open so that the note would be the same as standard. Now, for the dropped C you would have to have hold down the fourth fret which would equal E since C is two whole steps below E.


I hope I made sense.


It made sense I think I get it now tyvm all