Tuning an electric guitar is one of the most tedious tasks for beginners, this is because it is necessary to have a musical ear to tune the guitar properly. It is just a matter of time and practice, this is a skill that you’ll be training as you do it more and more often.
The reason for tuning the electric guitar is to make each string have the appropriate frequency, thus play the correct note. The strings have to be tuned with respect to musical standards, otherwise you won’t be able to play with other instruments.
A normal electric guitar will be tuned to the following musical notes 1st to 6th string:
1-E 2-B 3-G 4-D 5-A 6-E
Using an electric tuner
If you’re a beginner, this is the method that you should be using. This is because you don’t need to have that “musical ear” we talked about. The electronic device does pretty much everything for you.
It’s very simple to use an electric tuner… You start by turning it on and then you touch one of the strings. At this point the tuner will give you a letter (which represents the note that it’s currently playing). If the letter that shows up isn’t the correct one (refer to image on the top), you have to adjust the string’s strength until the tuner receives the right frequency.
And that’s it. You just have to repeat that process for all 6 strings, and you’re good to go.
So, if you’re a beginner, this is the best way to go about it. You don’t have to use complicated technology or “musical ear”. You’ll get there with time and practice and I mentioned above.
I hope this short guide helps you guys out in any way. See you next time.