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How to Tune the 6th String to D

Tuning the 6th String to D

  1. Play the fourth string (D) as a reference pitch.
  2. While letting the fourth string ring, play the sixth string (E) and lower it to D.
  3. After you’ve gotten to D, turn the sixth string a 1/2 – 1 turn more (go lower than D).
  4. Give it a seven count (1 one-thousand, 2 one-thousand, etc.) or tune your other strings.
  5. Play the reference fourth string (D) again and tune the sixth string back up to D.
  6. Blow the audience away with your perfectly in tune guitar.

Tuning the 6th String Back Up to E

This isn’t covered in the video, but it’s fairly intuitive.

When you turn the sixth string back up to E, tune it up further than necessary. Give it a seven count again, then lower it back down to E.