Once each string shows a green dot in the guitar tuner, you’ll be good to go with standard tuning (EADGBE). To be exact, from low to high, standard guitar tuning is three intervals of a fourth (low E to A, A to D, and D to G), followed by a major third (G to B), followed by one more fourth (B to the high E).
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While using our free online guitar tuner is easy and convenient, sometimes you need a physical guitar tuner. Here are some of the best guitar tuners we recommend:
The Snark Rechargeable is a fantastic new addition to the company's clip-on tuner family. It features all the same tried-and-true Snark tuner features with a new, USB-charging capacity. A single charge on this amazing tuner lasts weeks — no batteries needed! And like all Snark tuners, it comes with their beloved hyper-tuning software for fast, reliable tune-ups.
For years, players have entrusted Band Industries's Roadie automatic tuners for quick string changes and pitch-perfect accuracy. Now, with the Roadie 3, players can tune up and start playing faster than ever, thanks to a high-speed 120 rpm motor in a comfortable handheld design. Upgraded vibration detection makes for excellent tuning accuracy, and it's super versatile.