#1
okay this should be easy for most people to figure out.... but it is confusing in the explaining part.

1. grab a guitar...(no crap!)
2.make sure it has 6 strings (easy!)
3.find an electric piano or just a regular piano.

those are just the three easy steps. here is the "confusing" part.

-okay i am going to show you ta way to tune a guitar with an electric piano and your ears.

here is the first (kind of confusing) part.

first, tune the lowest string on your guitar (E string) to the low E on a piano or electric piano (this requires matching the right tone with your ears)

after the E string is tuned, press down the 5th fret on the low E string (the one u just tuned to the piano) and pluck it. then pluck the A string (the second lowest) open (without pressing frets) and tune the A string up to the exact sound of the 5th fret on the E string.

this applies to every string accept the B string (the second highest)
when you are about to tune the B string, you have to push down on the 4th fret on the G string instead of the 5th. then u just tune the e string (higest string) by pressing the 5th fret on the B string.


this was kind of hard to explain and might be confusing but if you figure it out it will help u a lot.
Last edited by coolluke0505 at Jun 14, 2006,
#3
and.... most people know this already. were not all noobs here. or you could fork up 10$ and buy a tuner
#4
Quote by GuitarsRock41
and.... most people know this already. were not all noobs here. or you could fork up 10$ and buy a tuner

sory didnt mean to be mean. but really it was probly a waste of time and effort. i guess its good for if ur sumwhere and dont have a tuner but have a piano
#5
Quote by coolluke0505
okay this should be easy for most people to figure out.... but it is confusing in the explaining part.

1. grab a guitar...(no crap!)
2.make sure it has 6 strings (easy!)
3.find an electric piano or just a regular piano.

those are just the three easy steps. here is the "confusing" part.

-okay i am going to show you ta way to tune a guitar with an electric piano and your ears.

here is the first (kind of confusing) part.

first, tune the lowest string on your guitar (E string) to the low E on a piano or electric piano (this requires matching the right tone with your ears)

after the E string is tuned, press down the 5th fret on the low E string (the one u just tuned to the piano) and pluck it. then pluck the A string (the second lowest) open (without pressing frets) and tune the A string up to the exact sound of the 5th fret on the E string.

this applies to every string accept the B string (the second highest)
when you are about to tune the B string, you have to push down on the 4th fret on the G string instead of the 5th. then u just tune the e string (higest string) by pressing the 5th fret on the B string.


this was kind of hard to explain and might be confusing but if you figure it out it will help u a lot.



you suck luke

nah im jus kidding bro

but call that drummer so we can actually practice again
#7
I thought you were going to go through some revolutionary new way of tuning that will mean nothing you play sounds out of tune. The fact is, that method does not work unless your guitar has perfect intonation, and it can become very frustrating

Here's something different that not everybody in the world knows about (including drummers); tuning by octaves. Make sure your bottom E is in tune (if you're using a piano, play the white note after the two black notes that are close together, that's an E, Trigfunction) and then play the second fret of the D string, and tune it until it sounds right. Tune the top e string by using the second fret of the D string, and the B string by using the third fret of the B string and the open D, the G string by playing the third fret of either E string and an open G string, and finally tune the A string by playing the second fret of the G string and the open A.

Alternatively, you can use the natural harmonics at the fifth fret and the seventh fret of the string above, but this obviously doesn't work with the G and B strings.