Easiest Way To Tune A Guitar

The Easiest Way To Tune A Guitar

[Transcript]

Welcome to the YouTube channel of the School of Feedback Guitar. In this video, I'm going to show you the easiest way to tune a guitar. This tutorial is for absolute beginners and it is given a 0/10 difficulty rating. Before we jump in, don't forget to subscribe to this channel if you dig this video, and if you're already subscribed, thank you!

To tune a guitar, you'll first need to get a guitar tuning application. In this video, I will demonstrate using GuitarTuna for iOS, which allows you to pick the string you want to tune. If you're viewing this video many years in the future and you can't find GuitarTuna, find an tuner that requires you to pick the string you want to tune, and the rest of this tutorial will be useful. Second, you don't need to memorize the names of the strings to tune your guitar using the method I’m presenting in this video. If you like playing guitar, you'll memorize the names of the strings naturally, in time. Third: Do not continually tune a string tighter. It will snap on you! Okay, now let's jump into the app and let's get started with the absolute easiest way to tune a guitar.

Using GuitarTuna to Tune A Guitar

As you can see on the GuitarTuna app, there is a headstock of a guitar. The headstock is where the tuning pegs are located. Press the low E string box on the app, like this. GuitarTuna is now set to tune the low E string, which is the thickest string. If I were to try to tune any other string right now, my guitar wouldn't be in tune. By pressing this box, you’re assuring that you'll be tuning only to this note. This is very important. Now, on your guitar, the low E string corresponds to the tuning peg that is closest to your face [point to this tuning peg]. Grab this tuning peg right now, and get ready to turn it. We're about to tune your first guitar string.

GuitarTuna will tell you if your string is too low or too high in pitch, but it's up to you to adjust it to be right in the middle. Also, if you get this string in tune, GuitarTuna will make a wonderful congratulatory sound. So, play the string with a guitar pick over and over and turn the tuning peg of your low E string until GuitarTuna gives you that congratulatory sound... Now, select the A string on the app, move to the next tuning peg on your guitar, and repeat the process... Okay, let's do the D string... Finding the tuning peg for the G string confuses some beginners at first. If you're playing an acoustic guitar, it is the peg that is farthest away from your face. Now, let's tune the G string... Okay now let's do the B string... and now, the high E string... And there you have it. Of course, it couldn't hurt you to do this whole process one more time, just to make sure. I tune my guitar each time I start practicing or playing, and I would recommend for you to get into that habit too.

Troubleshooting

Now, if you're having some trouble, there are three tips I'd like to share with you. Number one: Try bringing your tuner within a foot from your guitar. Number two: Try using a guitar pick. It'll make your string louder and more defined. Number three: Go to a quiet room to tune your guitar with this or any guitar tuning app, unless you have a device that you can plug into, like a guitar tuning pedal.

Alright! That's it! Your guitar should now be in tune! Don't forget to subscribe to this channel if you liked this video, and if you're a current subscriber, once again, thank you! You're awesome! Thanks for tuning in, and bye for now...