How To Tune Electric Guitars
Learning how to tune electric guitars can be very easy. There are devices available that can do this for you, including electric tuners and some amps. Here are some steps to learn how to tune electric guitars.
- Buy an electric tuner. You can purchase an electric tuner for your guitar at a music store for around $15 or $20. It will include some method of telling you how far the pitch of the string is off, using some kind of display. Then, simply adjust the string higher or lower accordingly. This is by far the easiest and most available method of tuning electric guitars. It offers precise and accurate readings, and it is simple and inexpensive.
- Buy or use an amp with a tuner feature. Some amps include a feature that acts just like a normal electric tuner. It often involves a mode where it can identify, or you select, the string that you are playing, and it will inform you of how far the pitch is off. If you are in the market for a new amp, note that amps with this feature are not always in the most expensive segment of the market; many practice amps include this feature.
- Train your ear. This is the most difficult method, but it will allow you to tell whether the pitch of a guitar string is off. It involves using the previous string to establish the interval of the pitches in which you are using. With some time, you can develop the ability to tune electric guitars by ear.
Posted on: Sep. 07, 2010