Tuning a Banjo with Electronic Tuners
There are many different types of electronic banjo tuners out there. Some are cheap while some are pretty expensive. There are basically two different types of tuners. There are the tuners that produce a sound, and then you tune your banjo to match that sound; and with the other type you pluck a string, and then it shows on a little screen what pitch your at, and then you tune it until it matches the correct note.
Here are some pictures of tuners:
This tuner is a tuner where you pluck a string and then tune it to match it with the correct note
This tuner is the type of banjo tuner that plays a tone for each string, and the you tune the corresponding string to the tone.
Tuning your Banjo
First of all you need to know what each string's note is. Here is a picture that shows you.
So the shortest string in length(5th String) has that note of G. You find the tuning peg about a third of the way down the neck. When you tune with a banjo tuner make sure the tune that is being played is a G. If you are using the other type of tuner then match the 5th String till it hovers over the 'G'.
Do this with each of the strings and their corresponding notes. Remember that standard tuning is GDGBD.
We have an online tuner for you so you don't have to go out and buy one. Lucky dogs you! Here is a link to our Online Banjo Tuner. This is the type of tuner that plays a sound and then you match your banjo strings to the corresponding tune.
Congratulations on tuning your banjo!