Electric Guitar Standard Tuning
My brother and I used to play the same song. It was sort of like to get the timing right. Despite playing the same chords, my tune seemed to be different from his. It turned out that my guitar was not even tuned properly! Hence, I tuned my guitar and wow my chords sound so good. Many times, we feel that it is ourselves, probably we are not skilled enough or probably blame the guitar. But sometimes, it is actually the guitar!
For beginners I would recommend tuning by using a tuner. Besides being fast and easy, it helps you to get the correct sound. As for advance players, I would recommend attempting to tune by ear. Why? This will allow you to easily distinguish a pitch from another. While this may be challenging, the rewards are good. It will help expand your knowledge on which frets sound almost the same as which frets. This will help you greatly in the areas of improvisation.
Another way that I will tune is by simply using chords. Once you know how they are supposed to sound, they become very handy in tuning. Tuning using chords which you are very familiar with will be perfect. Of course, this means that you must know how a particular chord sounds. I prefer starting with E major, and then I play a G major and tweak it a little if necessary. Of course, it varies with each person. You might want to tune using an F major. It is all up to you, so long as you know how that chord sounds like.