It’s been a fact that guitars have a tendency to go out of tune. There’s only a small minority who can develop that special skill of tuning by ear and not everyone has the capability to acquire such skill even though they have been playing for years. Hence, the need for an automatic guitar tuner comes in.
They turn to the automatic guitar tuner for tuning their instruments rather than relying on others to keep it in tune for them. Being able to know how to use this device would save the musician time from constant tuning and at the same time, would enhance the pitch and sound of your instrument for others’ listening pleasure.
The initial step in using an automatic guitar tuner is to identify if the guitar is in tune. The standard tuning of a guitar would be a good basis to begin with. Using the top string, and calibrating it to the initial letter “E” can accomplish this.
The batteries of the automatic guitar tuner should be fully charged. There are two types of automatic guitar tuners and you can distinguish as electric and the other one as needle. The electric guitar tuners have a series of LED lights while the needle type has a needle that points to center if the instrument is properly tuned.
Find the string you want to test, and set that automatic guitar tuner and listen if it’s in tune or not. Then just like what you do to chickens, you also pluck the string. The electric guitar tuner would then flash a green light to signify that the string is in tune. If you are using the needle tuner, the needle will hover directly in the center when the string is in tune.
If both automatic tuners give negative results, you can modify the tune of the guitar by turning on the tuning pegs located on the guitar’s headstock. If the string is high, then loosen it, and if the string is low, tighten it. Repeat this process for all the other strings. Snapping of strings can occur if there is a sudden turn, so better be careful.