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Home Introduction Modules - 1 Lesson 1a
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LESSON 2 - Continued…   Tuning the Guitar

2c - How to use a Tuning Fork

Module 1 Lesson 3 Module 1 Lesson 2b Tuning

Tuning Method Four

Use a tuning fork as (shown in the video later on), or other device such as a keyboard or pitch pipe etc.. to get one note


The idea is the tuning fork gives a note that you match one of the strings to,

then you tune the other strings from that string

Study the video shown later on as this is shown in it


The diagrams here show how to match the other strings once you have got one string tuned

In the video the tuning forked used gives the Note of A so the first string tuned is the 2nd Bass string the A String


NOTE

It can be very confusing at first using a tuning fork, as the actual note of A you hear is a  different pitch than what the A Bass string should sound like. It is several Octaves higher in pitch than the Bass string

Tuning Fork plays the note of A

How to use a tuning fork


1st

Use the tuning fork to get the A Note (The 2nd bass string)

When using a tuning fork only hold the stem as shown in the picture above and hit only one of the bars on a soft surface such as your knee as the metal is quite soft


Once you have got the A String sounding correct hold down that string on the 5th fret and play it



2nd

Once you have got the A String sounding correct hold down that string on the 5th fret and play it

The note you hear is a D Note, so now match the D String to that note you now hear

3rd

Once you have got the D String sounding correct hold down that string on the 5th fret and play it.

The note you hear is a G Note, so now match the G String to that note

4th

Once you have got the G String sounding correct hold down that string on the 4th fret and play it.

The note you hear is a B Note, so now match the B String to that note

5th

Once you have got the B String sounding correct hold down that string on the 5th fret and play it

The note you hear is a E Note, so now match the E String to that note

6th

Now to tune the E Bass string.

PLAY the A string open (don't hold it down) but hold the 5th fret of the E Bass string and play it, the note you should hear is a A Note but if the E string is not already in tune you need to now tune the E Bass String till the 2 notes match each other


Watch the Video below

VIDEO 2c - Tuning the Guitar

Module 1

The note on 5th fret should match the A string, then when you release the 5th fret on the E string the 6th string should be in tune (the note of E)