#1
I know this question is really stupid, so please don't post telling me what I already know.

I think my guitar is out of tune (like all of the strings by same amount). I have not purchased a tuner so I can't tune it that way. I do however have a keyboard (same key as a piano). Now I am wondering if I play an E on my guitar and an E on the keyboard should I make them sound the same, or is a guitar in a different key.
#2
Yes you can just tune the guitar to the keyboard.
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#3
guitar is in a completely different key. E on a guitar is B on a keyboard.

EDIT: lol E will always be E no matter what is making the sound.
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#4
Um, yes they should sound the same. An E is an E no matter what instrument plays it.
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#5
An E is an E. No matter what instrument you play it on.

Don't feel stupid asking either, it's a very legit question.

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guitar is in a completely different key. E on a guitar is B on a keyboard.


you're a jackass.

[to threadstarter] yeah u can tune the low E on the guitar to the E BELOW middle C.
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#7
I am not sure if this will answer your question but the other day a lady at the guitar shop tuned my guitar using a piano and she tuned it in E.
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#8
So I hit the E key on piano and E on my guitar and they are supposed 2 be same. I go try that.
#9
yeah most instruments are 440hz? 440 something, which means that an E on a guitar should be an E on piano and an E on a bass and an E on flute.

it standardises things
#10
Guitar, when tuned to E standard, is in the key of C. A piano is in the key of C as well. However, a guitar's middle C is one octave below middle C on a piano. So find middle C on your piano, go an octave below, and that's your middle C on guitar, A string third fret.
#11
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An E is an E. No matter what instrument you play it on.


Actually some instruments are written a certain amount lower/higher then they are played, I think an "E" on, say, a saxophone is different to a normal E.... I'm not sure though
#12
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yeah u can tune the low E on the guitar to the E BELOW middle C.


No, thats an octave too high. Guitar is written an octave higher than the actual note produced. Some instruments are written a couple of tones higher or lower, such as trumpets etc.

Count two E's down from middle C and tune to that.
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Actually some instruments are written a certain amount lower/higher then they are played, I think an "E" on, say, a saxophone is different to a normal E.... I'm not sure though


You are right.
Trumpets are in the key of B flat. So are clarinets. So, their E note isn't that same as the E note on a Trombone, which is in the key of C.
You can buy harmonicas in any a variety of keys too.
#14
umm... the threadstarter has a valid point.

An E on guitar is actually a F# on trumpet/tenor sax/clarinet.

Trombones, piano, all string instruments (bass, guitar, violin, cello), flutes, and tubas are all the same, in the key of C. C = C

Trumpet, Clarinet, Soprano and Tenor sax, and clarinets are in Bb. C = D

Alto and Bari sax, and bass clarinets are in Eb. C = A

French horns and Tenor trombones are in F. C = G (?)