Re: new here
- From: "raymo" <ray.skinner@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2006 08:13:27 +1000
Yep, if you're basing all your strings on your number 6 E, and the E is out
of tune, then the rest is all out.
However, the guitar *in isolation* is in tune though, and can be played, as
all the strings are tuned *relative* to one another.
Of course once that guitar gets into a room with other guitars, it will be
out of tune (provided the other guitars have tuned their instruments
correctly using the proper methods, tools and tuners etc) when compared to
Obviously, it's best practice to keep your guitar in the same tune as the
other guitarists in the room, even when you're on your own; for perhaps one
day you'll be the one everyone else is basing their tuning on, so it always
pays to get it right.
"Jim" <askme@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"Angof" <angof@(removeme)bigfoot.com> wrote in message
"JeffinMS" <tankerHC@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"Sheldon" <sheldon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
- if you're not playing with
others, as long as the guitar is in tune with itself you'll be fine.
I agree with Jeff if your guitar is out of tune it will sound wrong,
which makes it harder to learn. Play one of those online pitch pipe
things on the internet at the start of your learning session and tune to
that, only takes a minute, or invest in a cheap electronic tuner. If you
decide you dont want to learn the guitar anymore, sell it on. A tuned
guitar is vital imo to your learning.
Im curious about what the comment "guitar tuned to itself" means.
Each string is in tune with respect to all other strings, but each note is
not necessarily tuned to the correct frequency. NOT a good idea if you
are trying to learn songs by ear. And if you tune too low, the wound
strings will sound flabby. If you tune too high, it's easy to break
There are dozens of CHEAP tuners that are worth the small investment. If
you want to move up to a better tuner, try one with LED's and a needle,
like a Boss TU-12H.
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