When attending music lessons, some teachers may prefer you to tune your musical instrument by ear to a reference pitch. Their intention is to develop your hearing of pitches and intonation.
However, this is tough to most beginners as you are new to the instruments and unable to recognize pitches easily without trained ears. An electronic tuner will becomes a lifesaver in this incident. This little gadget will help you to tune your instrument fast and accurately. Some of them are even more accurate than our ear! Sometime you can tune by ear, but tuning to concert pitch is not so easy though.
Another reason why you should get an electronic tuner is it allows you to tune up in noisy environments. For example, like a clip-on tuner, you just need to clamp it onto your guitar headstock and it will detect the pitch based on the vibration of your instrument’s string, without being interfered with by background noises. This means you can tune your guitar even when there are other people tuning or playing with their instruments.
CHEAP AND CONVENIENT
Most electronic tuners come with compact design and slim sizes. This gives you great convenience to keep in your gig bag and carry along anywhere. With a price less than 30 dollars, an electronic tuner is a small investment with great value. It has become a necessity to most of the music learners nowadays.