The Basics

O2

Tuning

How to Tune your Guitar

10 minute video on guitar tuning

In this section, we'll be learning how to tune your guitar and change to different tunings.

*Note that when I say, "The pitch changes because of the string length increasing/decreasing" I meant to say, "that it was because of the tension increasing/decreasing in the string".

Vocabulary in Section

Tunings

  • E (First string or thickest string)
  • A
  • D
  • G
  • B
  • E (Last string or thinnest string)

Standard Tuning

Drop-D Tuning

  • D (First string or
  • thickest string)
  • A
  • D
  • G
  • B
  • E (Last string or thinnest string)

Acronym For Standard:

Eddie Ate Dynamite, Good Bye Eddie

Acronym For Drop-D:

Drop-D tuning only changes the first string E to D