Tune by Ear and Become a Better Player
Learning to tune your Guitar by ear is the first step to playing new songs by ear, which is a very impressive skill indeed. Teaching yourself to hear pitch properly will also help you stop playing tab – you’ll be able to write it instead. The more you can focus on the relationship between two strings, the less you will have to rely on visual aids. Tuning by ear also trains you how to listen to music deeply and hear subtleties and intervallic relationships you couldn’t before, as well as playing them yourself. If you are a beginner – don’t worry if you can’t get it right away, simply practicing will improve your playing.
This is the most common Guitar Tuning
There is a lot of different alternative tunings for a guitar but this is the most common tuning for a six string guitar – also called standard tuning. Starting from the thickest string at the top tuning should be. E2 A2 D3 G3 B3 E4.
How do you get fresh strings?
The best way to get fresh strings on the guitar is to change them to new ones. Few things affect the sound so easily. I change strings quite regularly but in between, it may feel ok just by “washing them”. It’s all about removing dirt and grease from them.
Acoustic Online Guitar Tuner
Press play and tune to the notes in the audio files – here played by an Oboe.
Guitar – six strings – standard tuning
(Start from the top)