Hello friends! This time we want to take a brief look at the Google Tuner. A powerful and well-designed tool that will allow you to keep your instruments at the right frequency. Mainly stringed ones. If you are a fan of music, music performance, or just curious, then this post is for you. We are going to focus mainly on the tool offered by Google. Although there is also an excellent app with the same purpose. The technological giant Google has been developing a series of tools. Integrated into its search engine. What avoids that for some simple tasks, we have to install some other applications. Simply use the resources that are available on your phone. Back in the day, Google had already launched a vital tool for music students. The metronome, but in its latest addition in this field is the Musical Instrument Tuner. In this post, we will teach you how to tune your guitar using your Android phone.
How to use Google Tuner
Chances are you are thinking at this point that Google Tuner is for exclusive use on phones. This is a common misconception, however, as it can be used from any web browser. As long as you have a microphone.
Before proceeding, it is necessary to take into account that the tool allows the tuning of any instrument. But you must know which notes you need to tune to complete the task. Another element you should know is the English musical key signature names, which give letters of the alphabet to the musical notes.
Open your web browser.
Then in the search bar type, “Google Tuner” and press enter.
After that, you must activate the microphone. Surely at this point, the browser will have already asked you if you grant the necessary permissions.
Then activate the audio input. This can be done with the circular button at the bottom area. When you turn it on, a notification will appear indicating that you are listening. The audio quality will appear next to the microphone icon.
Next, you need to touch the first string you want to tune. As soon as the tuner detects the note, it will appear on the screen, just below the bow. To detect the note, it is necessary to repeat the sound several times.
The colored arc that you will see above the note will help you to reach the indicated note. In the case of a stringed instrument, it is necessary to strike the string in the air (without stepping on any fret) and see the arc while playing with the peg.
When the indicator is in the center of the bow, we can say that we have reached the note. If it is below, it is necessary to increase a little the tension of the string a, while, if it is above, it is necessary to remove some of it. This process should be repeated for each string of your instrument, taking into account the setting you want to apply and the type of strings.
Tuning your guitar has never been so simple and fast thanks to this tool provided by the technological giant Google. Although it should be noted that the Guitar Tuna app, which has been on the market for quite some time, is a very tempting option. It has a nice interface and can also come in handy if you notice that you need a more advanced or customized tuner for each instrument. Thanks for reading. Bye bye!