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Tune an Electric Guitar

electric guitar tuning

Read our last post on how to tune an acoustic guitar.

Professional music instrument players need only a few seconds to tune their guitar to the perfect mode as they have many years of experience about the right positioning of strings.

But the fact is that even beginners can complete this task with ease. Before playing the guitar to its best sound effects, it is really essential to spend a few minutes on its accurate tuning. Below you will find some of the essential guidelines for tuning an electric guitar to its peak performance.

Step 1:

Start with the sixth string that is denoted with letter E. As it is the thickest string in the list and stays on the bottom side below all other strings so it is good to start with this string first.

It is desired to bring this string position to maximum accuracy to produce the best music. In case you need some help to complete the tuning task then there are a few other musical instruments like a piano etc that can assist you better.

Step 2:

Now go for a fifth string that is denoted by letter A. Simply put your index finger over the fifth fret that stays on the bottom of the sixth string and then pluck the fifth string to adjust it to the desired position. Slowly adjust its tuning peg till the time both these strings produce perfect sound.

Step 3:

It is time to pick the fourth string denoted by the letter D. Simply put the index finger on fifth fret and then pluck tune the fifth and fourth string together to bring out the best sound effects.

Step 4:

Go for the third string that is the G string. Start tuning it by placing your index finger near the D string and then create a harmony of the third string with the fourth and fifth string.

Step 5:

The second string is denoted by B and in order to tune this, you need to put the index finger on fourth fret and then tune the second string to the perfect note. Here is an interesting thing to know; the second tring is the only string in your electric guitar that is tuned with reference to the fourth string fret otherwise the rest of all of strings are tuned as per the fifth fret.

Step 6:

Now go to the last string and to begin with its tuning, you need to put your index finger on the fifth fret of the B string. The first string is the thinnest string and it must be tuned carefully. Complete the tuning task by testing all strings for their standard sound effects.

With all these steps, the tuning task may appear quite simple to do and the fact is that it doesn’t even take much time to complete the process.

The best idea is to use another good quality musical instrument to compare the sound so that tuning process can achieve standard results.

When you have a good quality instrument for comparison then it is much easier to ensure higher accuracy.