Tuning with Harmonics

Animated Tuning with Harmonics tab by ActionTab on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

Some guitarists prefer to tune their guitar by using harmonics. This way you can hear both strings playing as you tune. You still need at least one string in tune to start, preferably the low E string. In this ActionTab we give the Low E and then show you which harmonics to use to tune up from there.

Once you have the Low E tuned, hit the harmonic on the 5th fret and the harmonic on the 7th fret on the A string. These should give the same harmonic. Try and get both ringing out together and then you can tune the A string. They should sound as they do in the ActionTab.

Then play the 5th fret harmonic on the A string, and the 7th fret harmonic on the D string. Tune the D string until it gives the same harmonic as that on the A string. Do exactly the same thing again for the D and G strings.

Due to the way the guitar is tuned we need to tune the last 2 strings differently. Play the 7th fret harmonic on the Low E string, this gives us the B note and tune the open B string open to it. Now just tune 7th fret harmonic on the A string to get the high open E string.

Note - you could tune the high E string from the 5th fret of the B string and the 7th fret of the high E string again if you wish. Either way works and the choice is yours!

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