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Guitar Tuning | Auckland Guitar Lessons

Guitar Tuning
Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of learning guitar is that it initially seems impossible to play anything that sounds good. While it is true that it takes some time to learn the techniques needed to play songs well, the real reason most new guitarists sound bad is because their guitar isn't in tune. Here is an Auckland guitar teaching that, with a little practice, should allow you to keep your instrument in tune.

How Often Should I Tune my Guitar?

You should tune your guitar every single time you pick it up. Guitars (particularly cheaper ones) tend to go out of tune quickly. Make sure your guitar is in tune when you begin to play it, and check the tuning frequently while you're practicing, as the act of playing the guitar can cause it to go out of tune.

Let’s go over some things you’ll need to know in order to tune the guitar. In your Auckland guitar lesson I'm sure that you’ve already learned the names of the open strings of the guitar, E A D G B E. Now you need to learn the natural musical alphabet. This is simple, but important. The natural musical alphabet is just the first seven letters of the regular alphabet, A B C D E F and G.

It is generally recommended to tune up to a note, rather than to tune down to it, so that there is no residual tension on the string. The string will be less prone to detune itself, when you tune the rest of the strings. I do that with the utmost concentration and I grip the tuning machine super-tight, so I can really make a minimal movement. Sometimes a tuning head will be kind of loose and rattly, especially on cheaper guitars. If you down tune half a step, it can become really hard to hit the note just right. Even rattly tuning heads have a point where they ‘grip’. If you are careful, you will get there eventually. To beginners to Auckland guitar lessons , our teachers will explain 1 on 1 how to get your guitar tuned up so that you'll be able to tune your guitar on your own.

Auckland guitar lessons conclusion : Knowing how to tune an acoustic guitar is an invaluable skill for players at all levels. Beginners can choose from a variety of electronic tuners to make the process easier. Intermediate and advanced players may wish to learn how to tune by ear and develop the skills necessary to tune any guitar on the fly. Proper tuning is worth the time it takes to learn and ensures that acoustic guitars always sound just right when played solo, with a band, or in a live show.

Auckland Guitar Lessons Tuning
26 January 2015 at 05:21

There are many ways to tune a guitar by yourself without the help of a tutor outside of your Auckland guitar lessons. Each has a different application depending on skill level, venue, and available time. Relative tuning relies on the guitarist’s ability to match tones by ear. This is appropriate for intermediate and advanced players who are already familiar with the way a guitar sounds when it is in tune, but beginners can learn it with a little time and patience. Electronic tuners provide a quick and accurate way to tune any type of guitar. Though some acoustic models have tuners built right in, most tuners are small, external devices that can be carried in a guitar case or gig bag. Microphone, vibration, and LED or stroboscopic tuners are all common devices for guitarists. Please contact "Auckland Guitar Lessons" if you are having any trouble tuning up your acoustic or electric guitar.

26 January 2015 at 05:22

Try Tuning With a Tuner! They are very affordable (typically around $15 NZD).

There are three main types of electronic guitar tuners: microphone, vibration, and stroboscopic. Each uses a different input method to determine the pitch of each string. The tuner then returns results using an LED display, a needle or dial, or a set of lights to show how close the tone is to where it should be.

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