Your microphone detects the guitar string sound, and then converts that sound into an electrical signal. That signal is then interpreted by our tool and the frequency of that sound is deciphered and displayed along with the corresponding musical note. As mentioned previously, everything that happens is occurring in your computer, meaning no information is being sent over to our servers.
If you want to train your ear while tuning the guitar, here is a way you can practice:
No, between classical, acoustic and electric guitars, while the timbre of the guitar changes, the main frequency doesn’t change. All guitars are defaultly tuned to EADGBE. Here are the correct pitches for each string:
If you need to tune a violin, here is a list of notes and frequencies you may find helpful:
We chose to focus on this tool on the default EADGBE tuning. More advanced players could refer to our Pitch Detector tool to tune in any other possible way
However, some alternate tunings can be done from here. If you want to experiment with alternative tunings, Drop D is a simple and common alternative tuning you can easily get to a couple of ways: