How To Tune Your Guitar The Smart Way

How To Tune Your Guitar The Smart Way

Getting In Tune

Getting in tune and staying in tune is one of the most important things to make sure of when playing guitar. It’s what makes the difference in what your playing sounds good or bad. Even one string being out of tune can make your chords sound bad when you strum them. That’s why it is vitally important that you get a tuner and learn to tune your guitar. No matter if it’s acoustic or electric.

Know the names of your strings

Knowing the names of your strings is important because you need to know what to tune the strings to. From low (thickest string) to high (thinnest string) the names are:

6. E

5. A

4. D

3. G

2. B

1. E

The video below shows you how this works. It is presented on electric, but this kind of tuner works on both electric & acoustic.

Being in tune is one of the most important things to make sure of when playing guitar. It’s what makes the difference in what your playing sounds good or bad. Even one string being out of tune can make your chords sound bad when you strum them. That’s why it is vitally important that you get a tuner and learn to tune your guitar.

Always Check Your Tuning.

Snark clip-on tuner

You should check your tuning before every practice session. It’s also a good habit to check your tuning during a session once in a while to make sure you’re still in tune. Especially if you do a lot of bending. This usually comes from playing guitar solos. Or if you tend to hit the guitar strings hard while you play rhythm.

Lesson Conclusion.

The right kind of tuner can make the process of tuning your guitar a lot more enjoyable and help you to get into a habit of doing so to make sure you’re always in tune during your practice session. For tuning your guitar I recommend¬† SNARK tuner. This is a simple “clip-on tuner” that works very well & I highly recommend you get one or one like it.

Until our next lesson, take care.

Dwayne Jenkins

Dwayne Jenkins
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