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Best accessible guitar tuner

Has anyone found a good electronic guitar tuner that doesn't require vision? I'd especially like to find the type that listens to the pitch and indicates whether it's sharp or flat.

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I know. I just bought a new
Gibson electric and was having an impossible time tuning it with my tin ear and all the tricky things which can happen when it all goes around and about the practice amp I use. I hope you like it. I costs .99 but that's a dollar well spent I think!


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Wow, that's great! I'll get it when I get home tonight and try it out.

Everybody I know has gone to one sort of electronic tuner or another, and they seem to be so quick and easy. I do have one that plays a tone, so I don't have to have a keyboard handy.


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Good news Crista. In June of this year Hot Paws created an IPhone app called Talking Tuner which allows you to play a note and it is self voicing and tells you if it is flat or sharp and by how much. When it is in tune, it says that also. E.G. E is 5 cents sharp... E is in tune. Claims accuracy within 3 hundredths and worked fine on my acoustical and my electric. Hope it works as well for you.e


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Yes, that's the way I usually do it-- play the note on the keyboard, then match the guitar to that pitch. I've really been hoping for a device or app that would listen to what I'm playing and just give me guidance-- it would be so much quicker, and I wouldn't need t have a keyboard available.


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have you tryed to do this with a key bord


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that's good i know how difficult tuning can be at times it took me forever to tune my trombone sometimes one advantage to the guitar you don't have to worry about temperature effecting tune
good luck


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Thanks, those are good suggestions. I did go to the music stre, several of them, but didn't find a stand-alone tuner that wasn't totally visual. I've doundloaded several iPhone apps, and I think this is going to be the best option, but I haven't found the one. I'm sing one now that plays the tone and I can tune to it. I have several that display sharp or flat but they don't work with Voiceover. I feel like I'm getting a lot closer, though.


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My old band teacher had a tuner that would make a sound when it was sharp or flat once, the one i had has a two red and one green light that tells whether its Sharp Flat or in tune which if you have poor color vision its ruff. I hope you find one why don't you ask at the music store they know a lot about things or can help find out. the music store i go to in towns called Moores and they have always been helpful to me, they helped me find some earplugs that make the sound stay the same just lower in volume and once they gave me a mouth piece for my old civil war bugle


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