• Getting Started



    Congratulations! You have to decided to learn guitar. Now it's only a short time before you re up and running.Here you will find plenty of stuff to help get you started.......

  • Tuning Your Guitar

    One thing is for sure, if your guitar is not in tune then your music isn’t going to sound too pleasing on the ear. So there are a few fundamental things you need to know to help you tune your guitar.

    Strings:

    E: This is the thickest string and lowest in pitch otherwise known as the 6th, or as I like to say the one nearest to your head.

    A: 5th

    D: 4th

    G: 3rd

    B: 2nd

    E: 1st

    All you need to do to tune these is to use the tuning pegs at the end of the neck to adjust the sound until everything is as it should be.

  • Beginners Method: Relative Tuning:

    This is usually the first method that players learn to tune the guitar and works well to keep the guitar in tune with itself. All of the strings can be tuned to the 5th fret of the previous string, except for the B (2nd) which needs to be tuned to the 4th fret of the G (3rd).

    How To Tune Your Guitar (Beginners) Using the 5th Fret and Open Strings to tune the guitar

      
  • Reference Tuning

    This is where you tune the guitar to an external tuner, for example, the Guitar4Free tuner!

    Guitar4Free Tuner Tune your strings to the Tuner

  • Electronic Tuning:

    Using an electronic tuner is the quickest and most efficient way to tune, especially in a band situation where there is a lot of other noise going on. A good electronic tuner for me has always been the Boss TU-2.

  • Advanced Method: Harmonic Tuning

    This is a very efficient way to tune your guitar and one probably more suited to the advanced players as it requires a good ear. The strings can be tuned to harmonics. The E (6th) on the 5th fret can be tuned to a 7th fret harmonic on the A(5th), the A (5th) on the 5th fret can be tuned to a 7th fret harmonic on the D (4th), the D (4th) on the 5th fret can be tuned to a 7th fret harmonic on the G (3rd), the open B (2nd) can be tuned to a 7th fret harmonic on the E (6th) and the open E (1st) can be tuned to a 7th fret harmonic on the A (5th).

    How To Tune Your Guitar (Advanced) Tuning the Guitar Using Harmonics and Chords