How To Do Alternate Tuning For Guitar
Need to know how to do alternate tuning for guitar? Learning how to tune your guitar into an alternate tuning allows you to drastically change the sound and style of the music you are playing. Many styles of music use alternate tunings to give the guitar a deeper or lighter sound. In this article, we will go over how to alternately tune your guitar to some of the more popular tunings.
To tune your guitar, you will need:
- A Guitar
- An Electric Tuner
- Turn on your tuner. Turn on the tuner, making sure it is in 'guitar' setting, if it has different instrument settings.
- Test to make sure the tuner is working properly. Find where the audio input is on the tuner, and just softly whistle or play a note on your guitar to ensure that the tuner is working and receiving audio input.
- Tune your guitar into standard tuning. It is always easiest to begin in standard tuning, and then change to alternate from their. To tune the guitar, just play the string and watch what the tuner says the note is. Then, move the tuning hammer at the head of the guitar that corresponds with the string you played, until you have reached the desired note. Standard tuning is from the thickest string down, E A D G B e.
- Choose which alternate tuning you wish to use. There are very many tunings to choose from, for many different styles. Many metal and rock bands will use Drop D tuning, which is D A D G B E, or sometimes Double Drop D, which is D A D G B D. There are many different tunings to experiment with.