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How to Tune a Guitar | Acoustic Guitar Tuning for Beginners | Fender

December 3, 2019

(guitar strumming) – Let’s talk about tuning
your acoustic guitar. Why do we need to tune? Well, it’s important
because different things can affect your tuning
like temperature changes, humidity changes, your
tuners may have been knocked out of place, if
you’re taking it in or out of a gig bag or case, and if
you just changed your strings you definitely wanna make
sure you’re tuned up. So I’m using this Fender Acoustic, where we have three tuners on either side, and if we go down and
name the strings we have E, A, D, G, B, and E. A reminder if you just
changed your strings, one or the whole set, make sure
to stretch out your strings to take up some of the slack that might be on the tuning pegs. And if your guitar sounds like this, (guitar strumming)
you are in the right place, it’s time to tune, so let’s get started. There are many ways to tune your guitar, the Fender Tune app being one of them. It’s a great way to tune using
your mobile device anywhere. Let’s open up the app. And then one of the
first things I wanna do is make sure I have the
correct instrument selected. So let’s go to settings. Now obviously I’m using an Acoustic, but I can also select Electric or Bass. So I have Acoustic selected. There’s some helpful tone
and tuning tips included. Otherwise there’s manual
mode, and auto mode, which I’m going to use
for this demonstration. It’s the easiest way to
get into standard tuning. I wanna remind you also
to tune up to the note. We do this to make sure that the string is tight around the peg. If we tune down or loosen the string, there’s a greater risk of the
string slipping out of tune. Let’s get started with our low E. (guitar strumming) So for this note, I can
see that I’m actually flat or below the note, so I need to tune up. (guitar strumming) All right, perfect.
(app chiming) Let’s move on to our A string. (guitar strumming) So this one I’m actually
sharp, or above the note, so I wanna go back down. (guitar strumming) And as I mentioned before
I wanna go past the note, just a little bit so I can tune up to make sure that the string is tight. (guitar strumming) All right, now go back up. (guitar strumming) (app chiming) Great, now let’s move on to D. (guitar strumming) All right, too flat, we need to tune up. (guitar strumming) (app chiming)
Perfect, now the G string. (guitar strumming) As you can see, I keep sounding the note to make sure that the note doesn’t die as I’m moving towards the target note. (guitar strumming) (app chiming)
Now next is our B. (guitar strumming) Now this one’s sharp so again, tune down a little bit past the
note, and then back up. (guitar strumming) (app chiming) And finally, our high E string. (guitar strumming) Again too flat, so I need to go up. (guitar strumming) (app chiming)
All right, let’s see how we did. (guitar strumming) Perfect. So as I mentioned, there are
many ways to tune the guitar. You can stick with the Fender Tune app, or you can use the Fender
Online Tuner at You can also use a clip-on
tuner or a pedal tuner. Use the tool that seems right for you. Good luck and have fun. (guitar strumming)


  • Reply Maurice Philipps January 31, 2017 at 2:02 am

    I've been playing guitar for almost 10 years, why did I click this video?

  • Reply Reginaldo Shinkai January 31, 2017 at 2:05 am

    very good! With application facilitates for good tuning of the acoustic guitar fender the best! 👏😉👍

  • Reply Kevin Moore January 31, 2017 at 2:08 am

    I have four Fender Strats and one Tele, I am a Fender fan. Over my nice Gibsons. I played Fender Acoustics and they are bad. The things can't get sound past three feet. They can't do a proper acoustic guitar to save the planet. Never for many of us. I never see them pro!

  • Reply Lincoln Yang January 31, 2017 at 2:57 am

    😂😂 why did I click on this video

  • Reply Caleb Brown January 31, 2017 at 3:51 am


  • Reply Rlottt January 31, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    thank for tell me the basic

  • Reply Jherson Mena January 31, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    what kind of guitar is this?

  • Reply Timo Summer February 6, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    HI , i have just changed the strings on my acoustic guitar . for some odd reason its not staying in tune as usual . ive been struggling the last couple of days to tune it properly . generally i just tune it by feeling , as i know what sound i want . 🙂
    but i haven't been successful. very frustrated . i decided to call on the internet . i found your website and clicked the tuner video .and i also saw there was an app . i proceeded to download the app and try it . afterwards ( painless ) i has the PERFECT sound again .
    Thank you very much for this tool .
    Cheers from Sweden !

  • Reply Green Mountain Boy February 28, 2017 at 12:02 am

    0:45 am I the only one that cringed?

  • Reply Elijah Lusk March 19, 2017 at 3:51 am

    Did you just assume my Fender?

  • Reply Paul Ombasa March 23, 2017 at 10:04 am

    God bles u …
    it works …

  • Reply Probe8tion April 2, 2017 at 7:52 am

    my phone is not compatible for the app how will I download it

  • Reply kimie ahmad April 3, 2017 at 8:18 am

    what apps that you use

  • Reply Shiroyet April 6, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    it mistakes my g snare to b snare and my b snare to e snare help pls

  • Reply Dija Gabrielle April 8, 2017 at 12:10 am

    What app is he using

  • Reply Fredrik Holmberg April 13, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Help me! I used the fender tune app, every string was correct except the top string, if I tune that up more then it feels like it will break, please help me I'm a beginner

  • Reply Khawjah Hamis April 16, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    what is the name of app ?

  • Reply ARYAN NIGAM April 30, 2017 at 8:20 am

    my phone is not recognizing the sound, what do i do?

  • Reply Briana Anairb June 7, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    oh this will be perfect for me. yes!

  • Reply Alyssa Duarte June 8, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    I'm not sure how to use my fender acoustic my dad bought it for me as a birthday present and I'm afraid I'm going to break it if I'm going to tune it

  • Reply Kane Dunn June 21, 2017 at 12:45 am

    The "G" string

  • Reply Rachel Alley June 27, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Very helpful. Thank you!

  • Reply Katherine Lee July 7, 2017 at 12:06 am

    his voice sounds like the one used in Yousician

  • Reply Haise July 11, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    this helped a lot. thanks!

  • Reply Miss JoKer July 17, 2017 at 2:50 am

    Great app I just got a guitar the app couldn't have been more helpful!

  • Reply darkmetalbunny August 2, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    did not work for me – the app wouldn't go to the next chord if i wanted the app to hear the next chord, i kept pressing A and it just went on other chords like E and D when I wanted A. Do you have another video that goes into depth on how to use the app?

  • Reply Blu Deuriva August 4, 2017 at 2:29 am

    i am happy to see that other method of tuning a guitar.i will download that app in my phone.thanks

  • Reply Cotton candy Savage December 10, 2017 at 3:01 am

    I used the app and it worked perfectly and now my guitar is perfectly tuned Thank you so much !!!!!😁😁😁😃😃

  • Reply a cup of tae with extra suga and kookies December 23, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Thank you!

  • Reply I am epic gamer lol December 25, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    This was a very helpful video thank you.

  • Reply Ergo Maas January 13, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    good app!!

  • Reply HRW 721 January 27, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    The app sucks it does not work

  • Reply Michael James February 2, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Thanks that was super easy and I just got my 1st smart phone – 1st app. Dumb phones are stupid 🙂

  • Reply sajeev sarathi February 13, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Worked for me.. Thank you 😀

  • Reply Minnie March 12, 2018 at 2:12 am

    So this was all just a way for us to download your app, eh?

  • Reply Salih Hadi April 10, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Man I love you😍😍😑 thank you so much

  • Reply rianne garcia April 11, 2018 at 3:10 am

    Thankk you so mucch!

  • Reply rianne garcia April 11, 2018 at 3:11 am

    thank you so much! Ive been searching for a tuner app, And i cant find any good ones! and im glad i clicked this video cause its a life saver! I finslly tuned my acoustic guitar!😊

  • Reply PdoubleEWdoubleE April 11, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Alright, for some reason, as i got to the G, B, and high e, it seems as if it’s going to snap…. i stopped with the progress otherwise it will definitely snap. Can someone tell me if thin, thick, or other strings might impact this or not because I haven’t been able to get a tune in at all 😭😭😢

  • Reply Alex Cortez May 12, 2018 at 2:30 am

    this actually helped

  • Reply Mac Winterfill May 12, 2018 at 10:42 am

    its really cool, thank you

  • Reply Fallout Gaming May 26, 2018 at 4:15 am

    I have a quiet place but each time I pluck the g string the app gets confused

  • Reply Spongebob0209 May 28, 2018 at 12:21 am

    0:45 3:17

  • Reply Fernano Roberto McQueen June 2, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    I love u … I just love u so much xD thank u

  • Reply Jakob Moore June 9, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    would this work if the tuner is on the guitar

  • Reply Yasmin Sierra July 1, 2018 at 1:13 am

    It is very helpful especially to the beginners like me. Thank youu❤

  • Reply ElCompaChino 7 July 3, 2018 at 9:02 am

    What about acoustic electric

  • Reply Toasted Bread July 3, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    You broke my string you said that app AND IT BROKE

  • Reply Tsabit ramaputra July 23, 2018 at 10:53 am

    This video help alot thx

  • Reply Centipie Centa July 24, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    i dont have a phone

  • Reply BIMAN DEWAN August 4, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Too good.. 1st of all thanks for this app.. I download too many apps.. But one of best guitar tuner app till date…
    Thanks again sir

  • Reply James Bond August 19, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    It’d be fuckin nice if i could tune it will people watch tv down stairs

  • Reply « Stinky Lenny » September 13, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    just a disclaimer, that app is absolute bullshit. i just spent seventy five dollars on a guitar and as i was tuning it my high E string fucking broke.

  • Reply Vipan Kush September 20, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Phalanx khudd sikh

  • Reply Aicha Resinelli September 25, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    thank you!!! i am TRYING to teach myself how to play but the sound was always off i found it hard to tune mself but found this and FENDER! ITS GREAT

  • Reply iiWINGSii October 16, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    my d sounds really flat
    im sad

  • Reply Emo Popcorn October 20, 2018 at 7:13 am

    So… if you're a fan of Fender, doesn't that make you gasps a Fander? Oh my gosh, and I thought fander only had one meaning.

  • Reply Katey Faygo December 1, 2018 at 5:00 am


  • Reply Pamela Brooks December 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    I followed your instructions, and my string SNAPPED OM MY HAND it whipped and really hurt me arghhhhhhh I am having trouble tuning my guitar as i am beginner ?

  • Reply MINEIT CRAFT December 25, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    I have a new guitar and it keeps on un tuning so it keeps on slowly changing the sound what should I do?

  • Reply Priscilla Tan Song Leng January 4, 2019 at 6:20 am

    Really grateful for this video, just bought an electric acoustic guitar, had to tune on my own but have never used one. This video helped me a lot.

  • Reply Ieva Kardelytė January 5, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Is it supposed to get harder to turn the pegs as it goes up? I'm scared as I'm tuning new strings. I'm scared of them breaking and injuring me? It's probably silly but it seems very real to me

  • Reply Jeniba Tv JTV. January 22, 2019 at 5:15 am

    How to tune Bass guitar with Rymth

  • Reply FLASH BK CARTOON January 26, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Thx fender your the best

  • Reply Kelly Tanandika February 1, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Helpp me I can’t still

  • Reply Теодор Тодоров February 11, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    God bless you. On my way to success..
    +1 subscireber sir !

  • Reply JASON Blake March 2, 2019 at 11:33 pm


  • Reply luminux chan March 6, 2019 at 12:43 pm


  • Reply Mette Norberg Poulsen March 6, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    This app helped alot!!

  • Reply Fnaf for life March 8, 2019 at 1:44 am

    I tried the app it sucks

  • Reply Bananagirl2000 Nun of your business April 20, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    What about when the fucking app think ur E string is A

  • Reply Mass Effect May 3, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Haha he said g string

  • Reply Kassandra Samaniego May 3, 2019 at 7:49 pm


  • Reply joshua Tizon May 5, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    my string type is fender

  • Reply cgpal78 May 8, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    This Video Helped Me Out A Lot, Thank You Fender!

  • Reply Kaylee Montufar May 24, 2019 at 2:04 am

    Do I Nees To Be In A Quiet place to do this

  • Reply Jim Camp June 21, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    I usually place the phone closer to the middle of the pickups where the guitar is played and continuously play the string as close to the same pressure and dial iit in that way.

  • Reply bingbong July 3, 2019 at 9:43 am

    great vid! thanks!

  • Reply JanInJax July 20, 2019 at 3:10 am

    I broke the string. I’m an idiot. 😢

  • Reply Christopher Dang July 29, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Great! Thank you very much.

  • Reply NTashaTheOmnipresent August 1, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    It is recognizing all my strings wrong!!!!!!!!! HELP PLEASE!

  • Reply Kermit The Frog August 3, 2019 at 12:04 am

    I used fender and yet my guitar sounds nothing like the ones in other videos

  • Reply rezyc August 23, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Is there no videos on how to tune a guitar all the vids I see are how to use a tuner

  • Reply El Mono September 4, 2019 at 10:56 pm

    Is there a truly FREE tuning app out there ? Thank you

  • Reply SnoopyRogue3 !!!!! September 20, 2019 at 3:24 am

    This is going to help me in guitar class thanks! I’m usually the last one to tune. I’m a slower learner in terms of music

  • Reply My Kookie October 25, 2019 at 3:09 am

    The app made me realize how terrible my guitar was tuned… Thanks. Even if it isn't perfect, at least now I know it isn't just because im bad at playing

  • Reply jovi goldz October 26, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Damn u made it supper easy for me.I have just tuned it

  • Reply Danna Benavides November 28, 2019 at 5:41 am

    the app keeps confusing D and G and it’s frustrating and idk what to do HeLp rjskkxksk

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