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Review of the Roadie Guitar Tuner and App

Roadie Guitar Tuner and App Review

New innovations rarely pop up in categories like guitar tuners. Honestly, what more is there to innovate besides the device’s basic function: tune my darn guitar!

I’ve had the opportunity to test run the new Roadie Guitar Tuner this past month and it has certainly proved to be a new twist on an accessory that everybody already owns. The question is this: is the Roadie Tuner one that you need to own?

My Favorite Guitar Tuner App (and Why)

No doubt you carry around a tuner or two in your guitar bag. It’s not like they’re that expensive. Yet somehow in that moment when you need your tuner most, it’s just not available. Maybe it’s tucked away in your bag or out of batteries.

In this day and age there is one thing we almost always have with us, though…our smart phones.

Today I want to quickly share with you my favorite guitar tuner app and explain why I recommend paying $4.99 for this tuner app instead of downloading one of the many free tuners on the App store market.

5 different ways to tune your guitar

5 Different Ways to Tune a Guitar (& When to Use Them)

Tuning a guitar is a basic skill that every guitarist begins learning the first day they pick up their guitar. It’s not really the act of tuning that’s the skill, though…it’s developing the ear for tuning.

I once heard a well-known guitar luthier in Nashville, Tennessee talk about how the most trained human ear can be as accurate – and sometime even more accurate – than an electronic tuner. It takes years, even decades, to get to this point, however, and even then we need a baseline from which to tune (unless you’re one of the 1 in 10,000 people who has perfect pitch).

Even though the outcome of various tuning methods is the same (get the guitar in tune!), the fact is that different tuning methods are appropriate for different situations. Below I want to share with you five of my favorite tuning methods and how they are best used.