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I would recommend you to buy a real hardware tuner. In which you can plug directly your guitar for the best tuning. Thus, iPhone microphone might not catch the exact frequence, iPhone was not designed specificaly to tune guitar. So your tuning might be approximative. But IF, I mean IF you still want to tune your guitar with your iPhone, I recommend you to ...


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If you have a guitar input for your iPhone, which your tuner app supports, then plug directly into that. If your tuner app has to use the microphone, then plug your guitar into an amp, so the microphone has something loud enough to hear. Get as clean a sound as you can, for tuning. Tuning via a microphone is problematic in noisy environments -- for ...


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Are you plugging directly into the iPhone or are you attempting to have the iPhone's microphone pick up your guitar? It's best to eliminate the most extraneous noise possible. Using an amplifier can cause inconsistencies as you are relying on the phone's small microphone instead of a direct signal. Advice: purchase a pedal tuner or a digital Korg ...


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Granted that your amplifier isn't terrible, it should be fine through the amplifier. What's more important is any possible sound effects that you have on it. Things like distortion and vibrato can cause difficulties for a guitar tuner to pick up the string's actual tone. This is why tuner pedals are usually the first pedal in the chain, too -- the tuner only ...


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There is ZERO scientific evidence to support the assertion that tuning up to pitch will help a string stay in tune longer than doing the opposite. When tuning a guitar, once your hand leaves the tuning key, the string will be at a certain pitch. The idea that special properties are present because the position and tension of the tuning machine was achieved ...


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Given one string is in tune, and you cannot use a tuner to do the rest, there are three methods I know of. The first is tuning the fretted intervals, the second is tuning the harmonics, and the third is tuning the fourths. To tune the intervals, start with the tuned string, and choose a string adjacent to it. Whichever open string is lower pitched, fret ...


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Yes, they are tuned at the same pitch. And according to this source the strings are usually the same gauge too. This means that the strings will be looser (i.e. have less tension) when tuned to the same pitches. The source linked to above suggests that this contributes to smaller sized violins being hard to tune. I don't play violin, but I have certainly ...


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Well, aside from the fact that they just like it I will admit that there are some songs which sound strikingly different in tone and mood just from a simple 1/2 step down-tuning. But ultimately, it is my belief that guitarists tune a 1/2 step down in order to make it easier for a piano/keyboardist to play along. Many times when guitarists are working with ...


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This should be possible with any type of guitar. Since you are detuning the low E string, i.e. there is less tension overall, this should not be the cause of string breakage. What were you using as a reference tone, are you sure you were tuning the guitar correctly?


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While most of the above is undoubtedly true, it is mainly about tuning guitars per se, and how to reduce or eliminate the effect of the capo on tuning. But the crux of the matter is whether you should ever tune a guitar with a capo on. A friend of mine is an opinionated guitar snob (despite not being a great player), and he regularly spouts two misinformed ...


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Yes, very normal. And it's not only with a new ukulele, but anytime you change the strings. The knot at the bridge end of the nylon strings needs to tighten up. You'll get it in tune, but the knot will slip and the tuning will go out. Just keep tuning/tightening the string. A week from now it will keep its tune much better. If you have friction tuning ...


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It's often the nature of the beast for stringed instruments. The strings need to settle in, sometimes there are too many turns of string around the tuning peg, which makes bedding in take an age. Nylon or metal strings will do this. Try pulling the string, along its length,for a few minutes. Then re-tune. It will settle in eventually, unless there's a ...



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