Guitar Tuning Lessons & Resources
I've set this page up to provide free
online guitar tuners, alternate
tunings and tips on tuning up your guitar in several ways.
Don't be complacent with
tuning - it doesn't matter how
amazing you are on guitar, if it's not quite tuned right, you'll ruin
every bit of charisma you thought you had - Just. Like. That.
Also, don't just
rely on electronic tuners to do the work for you. Learning how to tune by ear, for example
using harmonics, is a good backup method.
What I tend to do is use a few
tuning techniques: one to tune up, others to tweak and fine
. They can all work together to ensure your tuning is
From Standard to Drop B and Wahine
tune by ear or plug in to tune digitally.
If you're a beginner, this lesson
will take you
through the absolute basics of tuning guitar.
Down Half Step / Whole Step
how to tune down half and whole steps for a deeper sounding standard
tuning. Includes both tuning pitch references and instructions on how
to tune without any aids.
Tuning (Drop D, Drop C & Drop B)
tuning is most commonly used in heavy metal, but is great for any
playing which requires a lower bottom string bass note than standard.
Includes tuners for drop D, C and B.
Tune your guitar to a major or minor
interesting chords to be discovered from open tunings...
Includes DADGAd, sixth and perfect
fourth tuning for
some fresh sounding chords.
5th Fret Method Tuning
common method for relative tuning (i.e. tuning
a guitar "to itself") without any aids except the strings on your
to Tune Guitar Using Harmonics
more accurate but challenging way of tuning than the 5th fret method.
Learn how to create harmonics on your guitar and use them to tune up.
to Tune Guitar by Ear
An interesting lesson that
introduces you to the
concept of relative
pitch, learning to tune your guitar purely by ear based on the
intervals between each string.
Tuning Tips and Tricks
Tweaking and fine tuning
a Guitar Capo
Learn how different types of capo
work and how they change your
guitar's tuning. Capo's are used for raising the tuning pitch.