A basic skill that an aspiring guitar learner and a player must learn to do initially is how to tune their guitar. If you are an aspiring guitar player, there are a couple of accessories that you must have to properly do this accurately. But the most important device that you must have is the acoustic guitar tuner or an electronic guitar tuner. If your guitar is not in tune, then playing it will not produce a pleasing sound. You will not be able to determine if you are doing the right chords or note and you will soon be frustrated since the sound that you will be producing is not the way you want it to be. The following are some great advice on the different acoustic guitar tuners that you can use to do this basic skill.
There are electronic acoustic guitar tuners. Most electronic guitar tuners possess a needle or an LCD representation of a needle to display you whether the pitch is sharp or flat. If it is pointing dead center, it means the note is in tune. If it is inclined to the left that means that the sound is flat or low. If it is to the right, then it means that it is sharp or high. This will have a little scale with the notes appearing on it. These notes highlight as you play the string. Most of them will have a green light that flashes when your string is finally in tune, a red light will flash to the left if it is flat and to the right if it is sharp.
You cannot really pinpoint what is the best guitar tuner because it is different for everyone depending on your preference. If you have just started to get an electronic tuner for your acoustic guitar then you will learn that the pitch pipe tuners are not that accurate and it is not easy if you have not trained your ears yet on what to listen for. Because you will be tuning an acoustic guitar you will need one with a built in microphone, and all of them should have this. You can rarely see one without one. Probably the best one for beginners is the acoustic guitar auto tuner since these are calibrated for the strings on a standard guitar. All you need to do is play the note then it recognizes the sound and tells you whether or not the string is tuned sharp or flat. You do not need to know about the musical scale since it will only recognize the notes of the open guitar strings.
Another type of a guitar tuner for the acoustic guitar is the clip on tuner. This does not have a built-in microphone, but it does not need one. It clips on the head of your guitar and recognizes what type of note you play by the vibrations that it picks up. It is very useful when trying to tune in a loud room. Many of the microphone tuners will be thrown off by other noises so this is better for public places. The clip on is also nice because you can leave it clipped to your guitar in case you want to check it every now and then. It can also work for an electric guitar, which is an added advantage.