Standard Guitar Tuner: Tuning to Perfection

Tuning one’s guitar is one of the things that make musicians very special. It doesn’t mater if the song is written well or you are a good musician, without the properly tuned instruments, people won’t notice all of these things. Beginners would surely find it difficult to tune a guitar before practice or playing. So the next step is to learn how to tune a guitar. There are different ways a musician can tune his instrument, either by way of the ears, a tuning fork or a standard guitar tuner.

The standard guitar tuner is the equalizer between a beginner and a professional musician since both of them need this tool for their instruments. Tuning the guitar with a standard guitar tuner should be a priority for beginners. They are easy to use because of their compact size and they are very helpful if your ears cannot find the right pitch. Standard guitar tuners are powered by batteries and can be purchased from local music stores for as low as eight dollars.

There are two versions of guitar tuners; one being the standard guitar tuner while the other is called the Chromatic guitar tuner. Based on the standard tuning of a guitar, the six strings are calibrated with the standard guitar tuner. It is widely accepted that the standard tuning of a guitar is E, B, G, D, A, E, with the thinnest string as the starting point. The 1st string is “E” which can be identified as being the thinnest string. It is called the top string despite being located on the bottom of the guitar’s body because it is the highest sounding string. The 2nd up to the last strings grow gradually thicker with the last one being the thickest. Calibrate the first string to “E” and the rest to the corresponding letters.

The Chromatic guitar tuner adds flats and sharps in its recognition capabilities. This is the tuner that musicians turn to, rather than the standard guitar tuner when they do “flat tuning”. Flat tuning is tuned to one semi-tone lower.

Standard guitar tuners are guitar’s first aid kit, they are there to help musicians in case the instruments gets out of tune. In fact with instruments at the right pitch, it makes a big difference.