One of the first steps in learning to play the guitar is to learn how to tune it. You should try to tune your guitar every time you pick is up, as guitars can tend to go out of tune quickly - whether it is used frequently or sits idly. Tuning your guitar can take several minutes, depending on how familiar you are with the process. Seasoned guitarists can tune a guitar in less than 30 seconds.
One way to tune a guitar is to do so with a piano. Find a low E on the piano and tune your lowest string to that note. Try to match the E on the piano as closely as possible with the octave of your lowest string.
Once you have your lowest string tuned, the rest of the strings should fall into place relatively easily.
Steps to Tuning Your Guitar
1. Make sure your sixth string is in tune.
2. Play the sixth string, fifth fret (A), then tune your open fifth string (A) until it they sound the same.
3. Play the fifth string, fifth fret (D), then tune your open fourth string (D) until they sound the same.
4. Play the fourth string, fifth fret (G), then tune your open third string (G) until they sound the same.
5. Play the third string, fourthfret (B), then tune your open second string (B) until they sound the same.
6. Play the second string, fifth fret (E), then tune your open first string (E) until they sound the same.
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