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 app is a great free guitar tuner app that will help you tune your guitar to perfect pitch.
This is not just any guitar tuner app as there are over 100 tunings for 15 different instruments. It’s fast, accurate and easy to use. Guitar Tuna app for iPhone has been downloaded over 80 million times, which makes it the most downloaded tuning app in the world.
If you want to sound like a pro you need to start with an instrument that’s properly tuned. Continue reading our guitar tuna review for more details and check out our best guitar apps list for more great options.
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.
In this guitar tuna review you will learn how to tune your instrument as the app detects the sound using your device’s microphone. You’ll get instant visual feedback while tuning. No cables needed.
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.
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.
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.