How to use this tuner:
- 1Click the orange ‘Play’ button.
- 2Click “allow” if you see a question in the browser asking if the page can use your microphone.
- 3Pluck the string you wish to tune, on a guitalele its best practice to start with your lowest A3 string (the thickest string closest to you when playing).
- 4Twist your string’s tuning peg slowly while plucking on it until the gray circle is displaying your desired note and the orange circle is overlapping it. Now that string is tuned!
- 5Once you have the process down, tune your other 5 strings to their required notes. using the same method.
- 6After you have tuned all your strings, its good to double check them again as some strings can slip while the others are being adjusted.
- 7Now you should be ready to play your guitalele!
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Learn more about guitalele tuning:
What is a guitalele?
The guitalele is an instrument that’s a cross between a guitar and a ukulele. The guitalele, or ‘kīkū’ as it is called in Hawaiian, is a cool hybrid that combines all the sound and chord possibilities of a classical guitar with the nifty portability of a ukulele. It’s therefore a great instrument to learn if you are a bit short on space, or if you are traveling and want a more portable instrument to take with you on the road.
Can you play guitar chords on a guitalele?
The standard tuning for a guitalele is A3 D3 G3 C4 E4 A4 (lowest to highest string). This tuning follows the same intervals as E standard on a regular guitar but with all notes transposed up a 4th.
If you already know chord shapes on a guitar in standard tuning you can use them on the guitalele too, it will just sound like you are playing a guitar with a capo on the 5th fret, so overall it’s a pretty easy instrument to switch over to if you already know a bit of guitar.
We have set our tuner to Standard Guitalele Tuning as this is the most commonly used tuning by players. Of course there are many other tunings you can use other than standard, to try out a different tuning you could use our Pitch Detector. We also have tuners for several other instruments.
What’s the difference between a guitalele and a requinto guitar?
In Latin American countries such as Ecuador and Mexico there’s a similar type of instrument to a guitalele called a requinto (a Spanish word that is used to refer to a higher pitched version of another instrument). Requinto guitars are usually a bit larger than guitaleles, with a body length of around 53cm as opposed to a guitalele’s 43cm, because of this they have more projection and resonance and can often be found as part of guitar orchestras and ‘trio romanticos’ playing pasillos and boleros.
Requinto guitars follow the same tuning as a guitalele, tuned a 4th higher than standard guitar tuning, so you can use this tool to tune them too.