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Guitar Tuna app review: Get tuned!



Tuning a guitar by ear is a very difficult thing to do for most of us. Fortunately there are many different tuners you can buy, and my favorites come in the form of free apps in the App Store! What’s better than free right? Guitar Tuna is a great free app that will help you tune your guitar to perfect pitch. If you want to sound like a pro you need to start with an instrument that’s properly tuned. Guitar Tuna is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Guitar Tuna – The Ultimate Free Tuner for Guitar, Bass and Ukulele with Chord tab game and Metronome


Finely Tuned

If you’ve ever tried strumming a guitar that’s out of tune then you probably remember the awful sound it created with anything but fond memories. It really is a good idea to keep your guitar in tune. It’s also a lot easier on your family if they don’t have to listen to it. You should tune your guitar regularly, so it’s good to have a reliable tool to help you with the process. If you’re one of the lucky ones that can tune without the help of a tuner then congratulations! Otherwise read on.

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A tuner is not a complicated devise, and it doesn’t need to be. A good tuner will enable you to tune your guitar quickly and get back to playing within a minute or two. Guitar Tuna will do the job just fine. As an added bonus you can use it to tune your bass guitar or even your ukulele, but these are options you will have to purchase with an in-app purchase. This app will require 21.7 MB to download.

Stay Tuned

This app doesn’t have a very steep learning curve: simply tap on the app and you’ll be tuning your guitar in seconds. It does help to know the notes associated with each string of your guitar though. If you don’t know the difference between a B string and a D string, you might want to look that up before you get started. Once you’ve got that all sorted out the app is very easy to follow.

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There are two main fields to this app. On the left side you’ll see an image of the headstock of your guitar, with the letter representing each string indicated on the turning knobs. On the right side you’ll see something that looks like a polygraph (a lie detector). Set the tuner to auto and get ready to pluck. As you pick each string the turning knob representing that string will light up, and you’ll notice the graph on the right will begin to draw in either red ink or green ink. If the ink is red, the graph indicates that your string is out of tune. If the ink is green your string is in tune, and you can move on to the next one. It is simple, yet effective. 

Guitar Tuna – The Ultimate Free Tuner for Guitar, Bass and Ukulele with Chord tab game and Metronome


Pros and Cons


  • Easy to use
  • Works as advertised


  • Extra options are only available as in-app purchases

Final Words

Guitar Tuna is a great little app. It keeps things simple, and that’s just what you want in a guitar tuner. Plain and simple, it works.

Guitar Tuna – The Ultimate Free Tuner for Guitar, Bass and Ukulele with Chord tab game and Metronome

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.