How to Tune Your Guitar

Before you can play anything you need to have a tuned guitar.

The standard tuning for a guitar is:

String Note

6th string (the fat one) E
5th string A
4th string D
3rd string G
2nd string B
1st string (the thin one) E

Get an Electronic Tuner

We suggest buying an elctronic tuner that does all the work for you.

To make things really easy, here is a link on Amazon.com which you can click on and order a great little electronic guitar tuner for under $20.

If you don’t want to get an electronic tuner, then. . . .

1. First thing you need to do is get one string in tune (preferably E).
2. Then all you’ve got to do is this:
Put your finger on the 5th fret on the E string. That should match the tone on the open A string. Turn the A tuning key until they match.
Put your finger on the 5th fret on the A string. That should match the tone on the open D string. Turn the D tuning key until they match.
Put your finger on the 5th fret on the D string. That should match the tone on the open G string. Turn the G tuning key until they match.
Put your finger on the 4th fret on the G string. That should match the tone on the open B string. Turn the B tuning key until they match.
Put your finger on the 5th fret on the B string. That should match the tone on the open E string. Turn the E tuning key until they match

 

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With over-sized notes that include letters INSIDE the noteheads along with fun, child-centered graphics, this book is a favorite among elementary-age beginning guitarists.

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