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[Getting started] How to Tune Your Bass Guitar

How to Tune Your Bass Guitar
You can kill yourself trying to play like a god, but if you're not in tune with the rest of the band you'll feel very lonely. Here are some methods for tuning your bass if you're a beginner.

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Have used the relative harmonic tuning technique since I started playing in the mid 70's. Beauty of this is that you can tune to an out-of-tune acoustic instrument (like a piano) and at least be "out-of-tune" together. Can't do that with any electronic tuner (or even the old faithful A 440 dial tone method, which is a terrific way of finding your baseline tuning.) AND, no worry about having dead batteries in your tuner.

Surprised at how many players depend exclusively on electronic tuners. Old school rules!
Old school is still the best...