E flat Tuning Guitar

First of all, what is E Flat Guitar Tuning or Eb Guitar Tuning?

Well E flat tuning means all the guitar strings are tuned down one half-step lower from standard guitar tuning.

Essentially you will be changing the strings’ pitch from (E, A, D, G, B, E) to (Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb)

Standard Guitar Tuning (starting with the thickest string, high E)

E♭ Guitar Tuning (starting with the thickest string, high E)
E♭ A♭ D♭ G♭ B♭ E♭

Eb Guitar Tuning Using a Tuner

The fastest and best way to tune your guitar is to use a guitar tuner

Therefore it makes sense to use a guitar tuner to tune down to Eb

However it may be possible that your guitar tuner wont show pitches in terms of flats

If this is the case you will actually tune the strings to (D#, G#, C#, F#, A#, D#) according to your guitar tuners display

If you need help with tuning your guitar please reference how to tune your guitar for beginners tips

E flat Tuning Guitar Reasons

  • A song you’re playing requires it
  • It can switch a song to a more desirable key for a singer
  • You’ll be able to bend strings more easily as string tension will be reduced
  • The guitar will produce a different sound to the normal standard tuning that you may like
  • Eb guitar tuning may help make playing some chords easier

E flat Tuning Guitar Video

This video will play each string and give you the sound each string is supposed to make in Eb

You can tune your guitar to this video or at least get some idea if you’re on the right track with your tuning

You’ll notice the video for Eb guitar tuning also uses sharps rather than flats to tune the guitar or display the relevant note

It goes back to what was discussed earlier that some tuners don’t display flats which means we need to use sharps as displayed on the tuner instead


I hope you have found this article useful on how to achieve Eb guitar tuning

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