8 Steps to Tune a Guitar






     Knowing how to tug the strings on your guitar is not enough. If you want to play it well, the first step is to tune it. An un-tuned guitar will go out of tune and it will sound horrible to the ear. If you do not tune the guitar, you will not be able to play that musical instrument any way.

Tuning a guitar is part of the guitar lessons that are provided by the teachers to the aspirants who want to play the guitar well.

To tune a guitar, there are a variety of tuners available in the market. Using these tuners is always easier and makes your work quicker. In general, it is always appreciated if a musician is able to tune the instrument themselves. You need to twist and turn the knobs which are at the head of the guitar to tune it. Once you tune one string then you can use the same as a reference to tune the others.

Some of the steps on how to tune your own guitar are discussed below -

1. Know About The Notes That Are Played By Each Of The Strings On The Guitar – It is important for you to know the notes which each of the strings play. There are two E strings on a usual guitar with 6 strings. The top string which is thick plays the lower E and the string which is thin plays the higher E.

2. Know the Knobs that Tune the Strings – A usual guitar has 6 knobs- one for each string. You have to know which knob tunes which string. Lack of knowledge regarding this will lead to mistakes which you would not like to perform. You should know which way to turn the knobs to make the strings tight or loose.

3. Position the Guitar in a Way in Which You Are Comfortable – To tune a guitar, you should be in a comfortable position, and your guitar too should be placed in a position which makes it easier for you to tune it. If you are not in a relaxed position, then you will not be able to tune it perfectly.

4. Start by Tuning the Lower E String – The 1st string that you should tune is the lower E string. It will be easier for you to tune it if you are able to hear the note in any other musical instrument. After this you can move on to the string which plays the note A. Then, you move on to tune the other strings which play the notes D, G, B, and the higher E.

These are the steps that you must follow to tune your guitar. It is advisable not to use any low cost electronic tuners to tune your guitar. The steps are the same if you have to tune a bass guitar. In such a case there are only 4 strings and the B string and the higher E strings are absent.






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The author recommends researching for good guitar teachers stockton ca . They will teach you everything about tuning your guitar and also about playing it well. It is necessary that you know how to tune your own instrument and it is always good to get professional help in that matter.


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