How to tune a guitar with your Android phone

Don't be left with an out-of-tune guitar ever again. We'll show you how to tune a guitar with your Android phone.

Don't be left with an out-of-tune guitar ever again. Here's how to tune a guitar with your Android phone:

Step 1: Download and install the gStrings Free app from the Android Market.

gStrings app

Step 2: Launch gStrings, then press the Menu key and select Settings

gStrings settings
Screenshot by Ed Rhee

Step 3: Select the "Optimize For" drop-down list

gStrings optimize
Screenshot by Ed Rhee

Step 4: Select "Guitar."

gStrings guitar
Screenshot by Ed Rhee

Step 5: Go back to the main tuning screen.

Step 6: Press the "Tune Auto" button to have the tuner automatically identify the notes. To tune a specific note, choose a note from the row at the top and hit the "Tune" button, located on the lower left-hand side.

gStrings tuner
Screenshot by Ed Rhee

That's it. Now you can easily tune a guitar with your Android phone. If your phone's mic is having problems picking up sound from the guitar, go back to Settings and set the microphone sensitivity.

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About the author

Ed Rhee, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He focuses on Android devices and applications while maintaining a review blog at techdadreview.com.

 

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