Guitar News Weekly
Edition #124, January 8, 2001
GETTING IN TUNE
One of the hardest thing for beginners is tuning your guitar. There is a lot of advice out there about the best method, I leave that up to you to decide, according to your needs and resources. Some good places to start looking can be found on the GuitarSite.com Tuning page:
Before you can play anything you need to have a tuned Guitar. The standard tuning for a guitar is:
STRING / NOTE
I suggest buying a tuner that does all the work for you. A good tuner can go for 10-50 bucks at any guitar retailer. But if you're too lazy or too poor to get one, there are alternatives...
Start here, of course: http://www.guitarsite.com/tuning.htm
Tuning down a 1/2 step, and how do I do it
Finally, a High E Tip...
Replace your "g" string with a high "e" and then tune it up to "g". This is a variation of Nashville tuning which uses all octave strings for the wound strings, i.e. a twelve string tuning without the bass strings. This set-up produces a novel rhythm guitar sound with or without a second normal rhythm guitar.
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