Ever wondered how to tune a guitar by ear? Well, here’s a cool trick that I use to tune my guitar by ear.
Wherever possible, you should try to get a reference note. If you can hit a note on a piano, or from another guitar, or whatever, that’s great. Just try to make sure the note you work off of is in tune. You can even get a tuning fork and use this method with that.
If there’s nothing around, that’s cool, don’t worry about it. At least your guitar can be in tune with itself. Knowing how to tune a guitar by ear can really benefit you if you’re playing at a campfire gig out in the boonies!
I use this method when I don’t have a guitar tuner handy, or when I’ve just recently tuned and there’s one string that’s going on the fritz. I can then adjust that string back into tune with the others really quick using the harmonics you’ll see in the video.
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You might also want to check out a related lesson I did on How To Use A Guitar Tuner.