Lesson 3.1 – Tuning the High e and B strings

Having a properly tuned guitar is essential for any guitar player. The most common problem incurred by new guitarists is an out of tune guitar. You can tune your guitar by using an electric tuner, or you can tune by ear.

Tuning with an Electric Tuner

Electric tuners come as physical components you buy at a music shop, or are software-based (like the one included in our software). Most tuners you buy in a music shop will have a microphone for acoustic guitars and an input jack for electrics. Most tuners have LED lights or an analog needle to display whether the note is higher (sharp) or lower (flat) than the desired pitch.

Tuning from High E

Step 1: Place your finger on the 5th fret of the 2nd string. Play the 2nd string while also
playing the open 1st string, both of these notes are E. Listen to both strings to hear if they
sound alike. Adjust the 2nd string as needed.

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Lesson 3.1 – Tuning the High e and B strings

Having a properly tuned guitar is essential for any guitar player. The most common problem incurred by new guitarists is an out of tune guitar. You can tune your guitar by using an electric tuner, or you can tune by ear.

Tuning with an Electric Tuner

Electric tuners come as physical components you buy at a music shop, or are software-based (like the one included in our software). Most tuners you buy in a music shop will have a microphone for acoustic guitars and an input jack for electrics. Most tuners have LED lights or an analog needle to display whether the note is higher (sharp) or lower (flat) than the desired pitch.

Tuning from High E

Step 1: Place your finger on the 5th fret of the 2nd string. Play the 2nd string while also
playing the open 1st string, both of these notes are E. Listen to both strings to hear if they
sound alike. Adjust the 2nd string as needed.

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