Learning to play music
on your guitar is one thing, but a major part of the learning
process is tuning your guitar. Tuning isn't really difficult so here
are some quick steps to teach you how to tune the guitar
1. First, determine if the
guitar is in or out of tune. It's is out of tune if the chords are
played but the sounds don't seem right, which means it's time to
tune the guitar.
2. The sixth string is
usually the string tends to stay in tune because it's the largest
string and doesn't go out of tune easily.
3. When tuning the fifth
string, place your finger on the sixth string on the fifth fret, and
then strike the sixth string. Next, strike the fifth string. If the
sound created isn't the same, make the fifth string tighter or
looser, depending on how low or high the pitch has
4. Follow this same process
on the fourth and third strings, placing the higher string on the
fifth fret and striking it. Then strike the lower string and if they
don't create the same pitch, either loosen or tighten it.
5. When tuning the second
string, you can place the finger at the third string on the fourth
fret and either tighten or loosen the third string to match the
sound of the second string.
6. Placing your finger on
the second string and press on the fifth fret will be the method to
tune the first string and then you can strike and follow by striking
the first string open. Either tighten or loosen the second string to
match the sound of the first string.
7. To check to determine if
the guitar is in tune, all your have to do is play a chord. If the
guitar still doesn't sound in tune, do the process again until
you're able to fine-tune the guitar.
This is the easiest method
of tuning a guitar. There are also electric methods to tune a
guitar, but this traditional method is the most