Online Guitar Tuner: How-To Guides And Tutorials

The process of tuning the guitar has never been easier. No matter what guitar you want to tune-up, we believe, your main goal is to get the pure sound of each string, right? As you may already know, the tuning process may differ, depending on the instrument you use. That's why we've written a pack of easy-to-go guides for you to make your favorite instrument sounds wonderful at no effort.

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Why is my guitar always out of tune?

So, let’s imagine, you finally managed to find a couple of hours to play the guitar. You’re fully packed - with a cup of tea or a bottle of beer, ready to go, you take your guitar and… what the hell? The guitar is entirely out of tune and sounds terrible. Your mood is spoiled, the wish to play has just disappeared completely. To stop that from happening in the future, the first thing you need to do before the start is to tune up your guitar.

The guitar is a very delicate instrument, so the slightest change in air temperature or humidity can affect its tuning. The reason is simple, as they use different wooden parts for producing guitars, and sometimes it is even different types of wood, the wooden parts can respond in a completely different way to changes in temperature and humidity. Besides, some strings could be of different metals as well, and they also react in their way.

Therefore, it’s quite normal when your guitar is out of tune, primarily if it’s not stored properly, without a protecting case or near the window. Moreover, any guitar will get out of tune while you play it (and that’s normal as well), so our job is to help you always maintain your instrument well-tuned.

How to Tune a Guitar?

Just follow these five easy steps to tune your guitar with our free online guitar tuner:

  1. Open the web page in your favorite browser.
  2. Once your browser asks for permission, please grant our website with access to the microphone of your device (pc, phone, or laptop). Important: we don’t record transmitting by a microphone, all sound processing takes place just in your browser, we don’t have access to your data.
  3. Pick the first string and make sure it is configured following the tuning you use.
  4. If numbers on the screen differ up or down, make the necessary adjustments by turning the tuning mechanism of the string. Tip: we recommend you to loosen the string in the first place and then pull it to the desired value. If you pulled a little harder than necessary, don’t try to loosen it back - just loosen it more than necessary and do the other try to pull it accurately.

Please repeat the step #4 for every string.

After finishing the whole tuning process, check every string one more time and make sure that your guitar is tuned up following the tuning you used.

Difference between tuning of various instruments

Even though the tuning process of all guitar types is nearly the same (you need to make a string to produce the certain note, and to lock it into the position by adjusting the tuning peg), there are still some points you need to know about their tuning.

How to tune up acoustic guitar

Here are some points on how to tune up an acoustic guitar:

How to tune bass guitar

Here are some peculiarities about the bass guitar tuning process:

How to tune electric guitar

Here is what you need to know about the electric guitar tuning :

How to tune up your ukulele

Points to know about the ukulele tuning:

How to use different tunings?

Following the standard tuning settings to tune up your guitar is quite easy using just your ears. However, if you want to use any alternative tuning you didn’t use before, it can hardly be done without a proper tuner.

Guitarists can use only one guitar if they often play in alternative settings, but if you use our free guitar tuner, then everything will be as simple for you as a walk in the park.

More information about different types of tuning a guitar could be found on our website.