How to Tune a 3/4 Guitar

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Tuning a 3/4 guitar always requires you to keep a few very important things in mind. Find out how to tune a 3/4 guitar with help from an award-winning, critically-acclaimed musician in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hi, my name is Jessica Delfino. I'm a Musician in New York City. I also teach guitar and ukele. So, today, we're going to talk about how to tune a three quarter size guitar. This is a three quarter size guitar and basically what that means is that it's a little bit smaller than those big, heavy kind of dreadnought acoustic guitars. It's just a little smaller for you know, someone like myself with a, you know, like a, I'm not super tiny, but I just like the, the sizes part because for me it's a little easier to handle. It's also a little bit lighter; so, when you're carding your guitar everywhere with you in a case, it's just makes life a little easier. Easy on your back. So, basically, the way that you tune a three quarter guitar is the same way you would tune a regular guitar, if you're talking about a standard tuning which is A, E, D, G, B, E. So, the six string on the guitar, again, from the top would be A, E, D, G, B and E. So, I have my tuner on my iPhone device and this is a, a tuner that I really like to use and, 'cause it's, it's pretty handy. I prefer this tuner to one of the clip on tuners because it's one less thing for me to have to carry. So, we're just going to pluck; actually, what I like to do is I like to set it on a guitar because it picks up the vibration. It's a little bit better. So, I'm just going to set it on the guitar and I'm going to go through the strings and we're going to tune this up real fast. First string E, it's like it's pretty much perfect. A, pretty good. G, D, sorry, ah maybe that one can use a little fine tuning. Good. Okay, next one is G and then B and finally E. It can use a little tweak on that one. Perfect. So, that's basically how you tune a three quarter size guitar. And lots of luck to you, have a great afternoon and thank you for watching.


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