What's the first thing you should do every time you pick up a guitar? Resist the urge to shred for a moment, and make sure you're all tuned up of course!
If you're just beginning to play the guitar, an out-of-tune axe can be incredibly frustrating so keeping your guitar perfectly in tune is fundamental to sounding good and playing well. We are joined by Keiran who is here to teach you how to get your guitar all tuned up and sounding sweet! He'll be showing you how to tune your guitar to standard tuning, but the same principles apply if you want to explore other tunings.
Let us know if there are any other guitar basics you'd like us to cover in future videos in the comments below.
0:14 Pick your tuning tool of choice
0:30 Pick your tuning (E Standard for today's example)
0:58 Tuning time
2:13 Your Guitar is Now in Tune
2:22 Things to Know About New Strings
2:40 The "5th Fret" Tuning Trick
3:18 Watch Out For The G String
3:36 The "Harmonics" Tuning Trick
4:04 There you have it! :)