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How to tune your guitar from your computer

Updated on June 21, 2011
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Would you like to be able to tune your instrument directly from your PC? In this short guide I will explain how you can do it by using a simple free program “Pitch Perfect Guitar Tuner” of NHC. This way, you can avoid using the manual tuner and it will be much faster and easier!

First download the free “Pitch Perfect Guitar Tuner” that you can find on the following website: http://www.nch.com.au/tuner/index.html, then, follow the simple instructions that appear for the installation and in a few clicks the program will be installed on your computer.

During the installation process you will be asked if you want to install other programs for sound, but for now just check “Pitch Perfect Guitar Tuner“.

Once you finish the download, open the program “Pitch Perfect Guitar Tuner“. The program is very simple and intuitive and it gives you the possibility to change many settings such as: the type of instrument and the tuning type.

Also in the toolbar at the top you can edit the “Sound input device” in the default Windows or others who you might have installed.

Once you have set the program, you can start tuning your instrument. By simply playing near your computer, it will recognize the frequency and the program will tell you the corresponding note at the top of the window.

A red bar will move depending on the frequency of your note, all you have to do is to match the bar with the corresponding note.

The notes are A=La; B=Si; C=Do; D=Re; E=Mi; F=Fa; G=Sol.

Enjoy!

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