Selecting The Best Guitar Tuner fOR cHORDS

The pitch of the guitar has a crucial part to play in any chord. If the guitar is not at the right pitch, then all you play just seems off and terrible to hear. This is where guitar tuners come in handy especially when working with nylon string guitars and Spanish guitar lessons for beginners. They are devices that use the vibrations produced by the string to measure the pitch of that string. They will tell you by how much the pitch is off, whether it is higher, lower or close to the pitch you require. Because of this important role they have to be chosen carefully and investing in a good guitar tuner will pay off in the long run.

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What to look for in a guitar tuner?

Knowing how to strum an acoustic guitar and change chords mean nothing if you're not in tune!

There are so many different tuners in the market with differing features. While all of them have their ups and downs, here are some of the things to look for before buying the tuner-

  • Chromatic - Most of the guitar tuners can tune to only particular pitches. With a chromatic tuner, you can tune the strings to any note.
  • The tuning accuracy - The internal microphone in the electric tuner plays an important role when it comes to accuracy and the speed at which your guitar can be tuned to your specifications.
  • Power - It is essential that your tuner work even on batteries as this will make it more portable.
  • Display of the tuner - A tuner with a good display makes the reading easier. LED displays are the best.

Recommended Electronic guitar tuners

Once you have decided on the features that you are looking for, it is time to shortlist the tuners that fit your needs and settle on one. Some of the best that the market has on offer are -

Korg AW2G Clip-on Chromatic Guitar Tuner (here) A clip on tuner with LCD display, a small error margin and a battery saving mode. This is a relatively cheap and long lasting model.

Peterson SC-1 Strobo Series StroboClip Guitar Tuner - A strobe clip on tuner with extremely accurate tuning. One of the best strobe tuners in the market. (Try one here)

Seiko Sat1100 Chromatic Tuner - A pocket tuner on the expensive side which is made for very precise and high-end tuning. Can be used to tune all string instruments.

Korg GA-40 Guitar and Bass Tuner - A pocket tuner which is very user friendly. A separate functionality that tunes bass guitar.

There are several others available in the market. You can make an informed decision and choose the one that best fits your requirements and budget.