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