Tuning your Guitar with a Piano

Tuning your guitar with a Piano or Keyboard is a simple task. It is pretty easy and good for beginners because your only playing open strings on the guitar, so you can have a free hand to turn the pegs while the piano and the guitar are resonating. And you also tune each individual string, instead of getting one reference string and tuning the rest of the strings to it.

Open Strings - Down below I will talk about playing Open Strings. To play an Open String means to play a string without fretting anything. So that's why it's called Open.

5th Fret Guitar Tuning Method

The picture above shows you each string on the guitar, it's same note on the Piano or Keyboard. Just Follow the picture for each individual string and tune the string utill it matches the Keyboard or Piano. Make sure you use the 'Middle C' on the picture as a reference point so you dont tune your guitar an octave too low, or too high.

Congratulations on tuning your guitar!

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I'm writing an article for lovetoknow.com about tuning the guitar. Can I use the image?

by Jim Josselyn on


by sossy on


I can singing songs

by mangesh on

The middle C is exactly what it says it is, its basically right in the middle of the piano, the C is always the key to the left of the two black keys.like chuck was saying though, find the low E tune to the piano E then hold the fifth frett of the E string, This will be an A, use that to tune your A string then frett the 5th frett of the A to find your D, this follows for all strings except for B because it doesnt have a sharp, play 4th frett on the G to find your B then back to fifth frett on the B string to get your high E. should all be in tune then

by Brian_Beast on

I don't understand about middle c kiddly

by Wachira samuel on

Nice one. I need more of it sir.

by philo on

thank you

by silas javan on

Thanks so much. This works. ..

by Nita on

Datz great!

by Iyke on


We love you

by Jerita on

Its actually improper to tune a guitar to a piano using this method. You should tune one guitar string to a note on the piano then tune the rest of the guitar from that string.

by Chuck on

Much easier than using a Kazoo!

by Papa G on


thats awesome.

by jay c london on

nice one

by jon on

WHERE's the middle c?

by Ananbanana432 on

Thank you very much,me troubles are over!

by Gbubemi on

Thanks! So helpful:)

by Taui on

Thanks lot..

by Ambrose on

its in the name

by Awesome on

Thanks. I do not play the guitar but my sister left the one she bought her husband her and really wanted it tuned. This was a tremendous help. Much easier than the banjo.

by loretta on
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