#1
My friend says he plays a note on a piano and tunes the string to sound the same. But I don't know how to play the piano. How can I tune a guitar? On UG, I always see TABS that say that the tuning is Drop D. How do I get that?
#2
If you have an electric guitar that you know is in tune, pluck the strings together and match up the tone on the strings.
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#3
Drop D is standard tuning with the thickest string tuned to D instead of E.

As for not knowing the notes on a piano...


Quote by holden93
If you have an electric guitar that you know is in tune, pluck the strings together and match up the tone on the strings.


I wouldn't do that, you don't know if it's in tune unless you have something to tune it to. Using the 5th fret/next string method only ensures that the guitar is in tune with itself.
Last edited by pwrmax at Aug 23, 2008,
#4
That's a nice chart but I don't have a piano, haha. Plus, what about the other 5 strings? Is the E string the only one you do?
#5
well, i say you should get a tuner or have him tell you the keys on a piano you tune to. also drop d tuning is standard but the low e(lowest on guitar) is dropped two note so its a d.

i dont know how much that helps but yeah.
#6
Quote by larrytheguitar
That's a nice chart but I don't have a piano, haha. Plus, what about the other 5 strings? Is the E string the only one you do?


Drop D only drops the low E, everything else stays the same. Forget about piano, just use a tuner with a mic built-in. If you don't have one get one, it will make you life easier.
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#10
Quote by handlerb
Spend $10 and get a tuner


This

get one with a microphone

so you can tell your friends theyre off key without plugging in
#11
Get a tuner or a cheap tuning fork which will give you a concert pitch 'A' for your 5th
String. Tune the other strings from that. A tuning fork and manual tuning will train your ear. A lot of players can't tune a guitar accurately without a tuner because they started out with one.
Last edited by Akabilk at Aug 24, 2008,