Place your index finger on the the fifth fret of the A string. That’s a D note. Pluck the fretted 5th string and the open 4th string together or alternating between them and adjust the 4th string tuning peg until the pitch of the 4th string matches the pitch of the 5th fret of the 5th string.
Place your index finger on the fifth fret of the D string. That’s a G note. Pluck or alternate pick the fretted 4th and open 3rd strings, adjusting the 3rd string tuning peg until the 3rd string is in harmony with the 5th fret of the 4th string.
Place your index finger on the fourth fret of the G string. That's a B. Tune your 2nd string to that note.
How to Remember Standard Tuning Pattern
The order of strings is all you really have to remember to tune a guitar. Here is a list of common accronyms that will help you remember the order of strings:
- Every Acid Dealer Gets Busted Eventually
- Elephants And Donkeys Grow Big Ears
- Eddie Ate Dynamite, Good Bye Eddie
Place your index finger just behind the fifth fret on the B string. That’s a E note. Tune the thinnest and last string to that, again by adjusting the 1st string tuning peg until the pitch of the E string matches the 5th fret of the 2nd String.
What you have just learned is called Standard Tuning Pattern. Like I previously stated you can use this anytime, anywhere to get your guitar tuned up.