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Tuning Acoustic Guitar

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Guitar1. Without the aid of a piano or tuner:

  • Start with the E or the 6th string and tune it as low as gives agood tune.
  • For tuning the 5th String, place a finger directly behind the 5th fret of the 6th string and tune the open 5th string in unison.
  • For tuning the 4th String, place a finger directly behind the 5th fret of the 5th string and tune the open 4th string in unison.
  • For tuning the 3rd String, place a finger directly behind the 5th fret of the 4th string and tune the open 3rd string in unison.
  • For tuning the 2nd String, place a finger directly behind the 4th fret of the 3rd string and tune the open 2nd string in unison.
  • For tuning the 1st String, place a finger directly behind the 5th fret of the 2nd string and tune the open 1st string in unison.

2. Using software’s from Internet:

You can download Guitar tuner software’s from internet and use them to tune your guitar. Usually these software’s produce the sound of a tuned string and you can hear it and tune your guitar to match that sound.I found the following software’s useful:
Gieson Interactive Online Guitar Tuner
GCH Guitar Academy Guitar Tuner

3. For those who are okay with investing money

You can buy electronic Guitar tuner’s from market. I know of KORG brand guitar tuner’s. I am yet to explore this option so can’t say how much it helps. But these tuners make life really simple as the sound of your guitar shows a certain reading on these instruments and you have tune your guitar to produce a certain reading. And you’re done. Simpler than depending on your ears.

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