How one can Tune a Tuner, a Piano, or a Guitar by Ear


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This article was co-authored with wikiHow staff writer Dan Hickey. Dan Hickey is a writer and humorist based in Chicago, Illinois. He has published pieces on a variety of online satire sites and has been a member of the wikiHow team since 2022. A former teaching artist at a community music school, Dan enjoys helping people learn new skills they never thought they could master. He graduated with a BM in Clarinet Performance from DePauw University in 2015 and an MM from DePaul University in 2017. This article has been viewed 796,761 times.

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To tune a guitar, hold your instrument with the fret board pointing up. The bottom left of the 4 pegs tunes the G string, the top peg tunes the C string, the top right peg tunes the E string, and the bottom peg tunes the A string. Use a reference instrument, such as a piano, or an electric tuner, to find the correct pitch for tuning. Tighten the strings to raise the pitch, and loosen the strings to lower the pitch. Keep reading to learn how to apply the right hand!

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