How to Tune a Classical Guitar With a Piano

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You can use a piano to tune your classical guitar with the right method. Tune a classical guitar with a piano with help from a Los Angeles-based guitar player in this free video clip.

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I'm Marcus Gerakos. I'm a guitarist based here in the LA area. I do a lot of studio work for film and television. And today I'm going to talk about how to tune a guitar to a piano. First of all let's take a look at the open strings of the guitar in standard tuning. OK. E6 would sound like this. A5 sounds like this. D4 sounds like this. G3 sounds like this, B2 sounds like this, E1sounds like this. OK. But let's find these notes on a piano. Here's E6, here's where it should be. Here's A5, here's D4, here's G3, here's B2, and here's E1. So, there's two octaves between E6 and E1. So, once again the notes on the piano are here, here, here, here, and here. Sounds like we're ready to go. I'm Marcus Gerakos, and this has been how to tune the classical guitar to a piano.

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