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jeremyd
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with a tunner how do you tune done to s Tuning:Eb Ab Dd Gb Bb eb


   
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jimjam66
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jeremyd wrote with a tunner how do you tune done to s Tuning:Eb Ab Dd Gb Bb eb

I'm guessing you don't have a chromatic tuner? Otherwise you wouldn't be asking? Anyway if you have one of those that flashes an LED yellow - green - red for notes EABGBE, you're out of luck as far as using the tuner is concerned. Not to worry, though, because you can tune one string to the correct tuning and then reference-tune the others flat. Not sure which would be the best to use as a reference, but let's say you start by tuning the Low E 'correct (ie not flat). Tune the open A string to the FOURTH (not fifth!) fret of the low E - that will give you Ab on the fifith string. Tune the top four strings as normal (They'lll be using the Ab note as their reference so they will tune flat without you needing to do anything.

That leaves the low E a half-tone sharp. You'll have to tune it two octaves down from the high E (which should be an Eb by now) or one octave down from the second fret of the fourth (D) string.

There may be better ways to do this - any advances?

Cheers,

David


   
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David Hodge
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Some tuners have a "flat" button - usually marked "b," which is the music notation for flat. When you hit it, it sets the tuner so that you're tuning down a half-step. Hit it twice and you're tuning down one whole step.

Another thing you can do is to put a capo on the first fret of your guitar and then use your tuner normally. Because the capo is raising the pitch of each string up a half-step, you're going to have to tune down a half-step to make the guitar match the tuner. Then when you take the capo off, all your strings will be down a half-step. You may have to do a little fine tuning once you take the capo off, but it should be very close to spot on.

And just a quick note, unless you're playing along with a recording or with other people who tune down or are adjusting to your vocal range or just want looser strings, you can just go with regular tuning more times than not. Especially if you're simply learning a song. Hope this helps.

Peace


   
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jeremyd
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thanks guys i do have a tunner i was just curious how to do it


   
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