Before you start playing, you need to tune your guitar.
You’ll need a guitar tuner to tune a guitar. Some people learn to tune ‘by ear’, but this is more advanced!
For now, use an app like ‘Guitar Tuna’ or buy a clip on tuner & use my video to help you tune your guitar properly!
5th fret tuning trick!
The notes at 5th fret can be used to check the tuning of your instrument, providing you know the first note is an E.
Very handy trick if you suspect that your guitar might have gone out of tune and want to check quickly! N.B. The only note that isnt at 5th fret is the B, which is at 4th simply because of how a guitar is tuned.
Guitar Tuner Notes
You can use this video to check your guitar sounds right! It is a recording of each string played one at a time thickest to thinnest.
If you need more help and want to make the fastest possible progress as a beginner, you may wish to checkout the more detailed lessons at Level 1 of Andy's complete Beginners Course, where the chords, changes, strumming etc are broken down into separate videos.
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