Poll: How Long Till You Could Tune
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View poll results: How Long Till You Could Tune
0-6 Months
31 60%
7-12 Months
5 10%
13-18 Months
3 6%
19-24 Months
2 4%
2 Years +
1 2%
I still cant tune
10 19%
Voters: 52.
#1
Hey guys. Here's the story i have been playing guitar for about 18 months now, and i still cant tune very well and its very annoying. So my question is how long had you been playing till you could tune or can you still not tune.
EDIT: I'm talking about by ear
Last edited by 11223344554433 at Sep 27, 2007,
#2
By ear, or with a device?

Basically you should just see some theory and practice your hearing and you'll be just fine.

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#3
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By ear, or with a device?

Basically you should just see some theory and practice your hearing and you'll be just fine.


By ear. I know i should be able to tune by now. Its really annoying and i have gotten a fair bit of theory practise.
#4
I can't really tune my guitar yet. Been playing for about 13 months I guess, and I can tune from D to drop C and back by ear. If the guitar is just a bit out of tune I can get it back into a proder D standard I guess.

Oh, and I don't know any theory at all, so that shouldn't be your problem. You'll know when the guitar sounds right and not regardless.
#5
Do you mean to pitch or just so the guitar is in tune with itself? If you're asking if people can make the e string an e, then very few people can do this. Tuning a guitar to itself on the other hand is something you WILL pick up. It took me a while as well.
#6
If it's in some kind of tuning, I can generally figure it out. If nothing else, I just need to find out the note on the low E and work from there. I know Standard, D standard, Drop C and Open C by heart.
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#7
If i dont have a tuner, I can recognise the first note of Green Day - Time of your life, which is a G, so I just play the third fret on E string and tune to G, and then standard fifth fifth fith fourth fifth accross
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#8
well, i need some other in tuned device to at least get 1 string in tune. Even just a song that i know which fret one of the notes is ill be able to tune it, but i cant just pluck a perfect E out of thin air.
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#9
It took me about 14 months to figure it out. You just have to remember the "Smells like teen spirit" bassline (even if it's on guitar) for the 5th n 6th string (standard) and then just use the 5ths from there.
#10
All I need is to hear one note from my keyboard like an A then I can tune the my A string and thus the rest of my guitar.
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#11
I picked 'still can't tune'. I can get it in tune with itself, but I can't get it into A=440Hz without a tuner.