LEVEL: BEGINNER / ELECTRIC GUITAR BEGINNER
TIP #1 - A tuner is pretty cheap and easily available these days, just go and get it. The small KORG tuner is about 500 / 700 bucks or so
NOW if you dont have access to a tuner, the nightmare of tuning can be solved by simply pushing on your distortion pedal. I call it the tuning pedal.
SWITCH the DISTORTION ON, and play 2 strings at a time and listen to the sustain. If you hear a STRAIGHT single sound then the strings are tuned.
If the strings are NOT in TUNE, you will hear a swaying sound, easily recognizable like as if you have some delay or tremolo effect.
(like OOWAA OOWAA OOWA OOWAA)
The faster the sway (like OOWA OOWA OOWA OOWA) the more out of tune you are, and as u tune and get closer, the swaying sound becomes slower and slower
(like OOOOOOOOWAAAAAAA OOOOOOOWAAAAAAA OOOOOOOWAAAAAA)
and ultimately when tuned the sound becomes straight without a single repetition of sways
NOTE: Though this is an easy way to tune, this doesnt mean that you are in perfect pitch with all other instruments. The perfect concert pitch is attained by tuning the A note with a keyboard A note, and checking if the pitch is kept at 440hz. A tuning instrument also has this check maintained
Wonder why a car horn has a very irritating and piercing sound?
Because the sounds are created by using in between pitches which do not match standard sounds.
Next time, try to find out the key in which your car horn is blowing