Nowadays, everyone owns a smartphone, right? There are tons of guitar tuning apps that will help you to tune your guitar in seconds. So, why do we even think about tuning it by our ears? Why should we learn how to tune a guitar without a tuner? I mean, is that even necessary?\r\n\r\nWell, let\u2019s put it this way- tuning a guitar with a tuner is for beginners. But don\u2019t judge me yet! Let\u2019s hear the whole thing first.\r\n\r\n \r\nWhy is tuning a guitar without a tuner considered beneficial?\r\nHonestly speaking, a guitarist\u2019s experience and sense of music are judged by some of his attributes. The ability to tune his guitar without any technological touch may not be an important one, but it sure does reflect how inconsiderate he is to memorize the notes. Besides, it doesn\u2019t take one to know rocket science of notes to learn how to tune a guitar without a tuner. All you need is the basics.\r\n\r\nIf you\u2019re wondering it\u2019s still an unnecessary knowledge to adapt, this might change your mind-\u00a0\r\n\r\nSuppose you are sitting with some of your friends, jamming with a couple of acoustic guitars. Now, if there are five of your friends, chances are- four out of five will prefer a tuner for tuning the guitar. Considering you already know how to manage to tune it without the tuner, I guarantee you will leave them surprised. It is true that technology has made our lives easier, but these are pure knowledge that you can\u2019t just ignore, or underrate at all.\u00a0\r\n\r\nYour ears develop as you start spending more time on practice. Don\u2019t rush, just follow a proper routine and you will be there. There is no specific time for perfection as it varies from person to person. But if you keep playing, your ears will adapt to the notes that are necessary for tuning the guitar all by yourself.\r\n\r\n \r\nThe Standard E Tuning\r\nThere are, however, lots of tune configurations these days. But, the majority of them follow Standard E tuning, that is\u00a0 - E A D G B E from the thickest string(6th) to the thinnest(1st).\u00a0\r\n\r\nThe process of tuning the guitar is simple. First, you must tune the 6th string. Then, you go down to the 1st one by one.\u00a0\r\n\r\nPlease remember, the perfection of this process closely depends on how developed your ears are. The more accurate pitching your ears can detect, the more accurate your tuning is going to be.\u00a0\r\nSteps Of Tuning\r\nFirst, we must tune the E String. Assuming you don\u2019t know how the perfect E string sounds like, click here and listen.\r\n\r\nPick up your guitar, tune your 6th string, and adjust it according to the sound of the audio clip.\r\n\r\nThe next steps are quite important for you to remember.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIn the fretboard, you can play certain notes by placing your fingers on them. For example, if you place your finger on the 5th fret of the 6th string, you get an A. But isn\u2019t that the tune of your 5th string? Now, considering the E String is already tuned, all you have to do is adjust your 5th string according to the 6th string while placing your finger on the 5th fret.\u00a0\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nMatch both the sounds, and you are almost there.\u00a0\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nNext, you place your finger on the 5th fret of the A string(5th) and you get a D, which is your 4th fret\u2019s tune. Repeat what you just did for the previous string.\u00a0\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSame thing for the G string.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTo tune your B string, you must match it with the 4th fret of your 3rd string(G).\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nFor the thinnest string E, we follow the 5th fret rule.\r\n\r\nSo the sequence is - 55545.\r\n\r\n \r\nAccuracy Measurement\r\nAgain, it strictly depends on your ears, but there is one more thing. While comparing two strings, you are most likely to hear a clear WARBLING sound that is created when two strings don\u2019t match in terms of frequency. The lesser the frequency difference, the more accurate your tuning will be. This warbling sound may be similar to a tiny uncomfortable vibration.\u00a0\r\n\r\nThis is not perfect. But with time, everything is possible. You will find it easier day by day and start making more accurate tunings of your guitar.\u00a0\r\n\r\n \r\nQuick Tips\r\n\r\n \tBe confident while tuning, otherwise you may end up tearing a string.\r\n \tStart increasing your pitch from low to high. This way is more accurate.\r\n \tWhile stroking two strings, first stroke the one that is being tuned.\r\n\r\nWrapping Up\r\nStandard E tuning is not the only tune configuration in the world. But you will have the basics about how to tune a guitar without a tuner in any configuration if you follow the steps described above. You must have your guitar while reading it and try to implement these. This will help you understand the sequence and remember it for a long time.\u00a0\r\n\r\nIf you are a beginner, don\u2019t worry about the accuracy just yet. For you, we even recommend sticking with a tuner app for a while. Once you are done with some of the fingerpicking lessons, you might give it a try. But if you want to try it anyway, just relax and don\u2019t panic. It is not an open heart surgery if that makes you feel any better.\r\n\r\nKeep calm and keep rocking!