Step one before playing: make sure your instrument is in tune! It doesn’t matter how well you play, if the instrument is not in tune it will not sound right.
A good first step to tuning is becoming familiar with the names of the strings. Here they are, in order:
Need help remembering that? We’ve got you covered.
Eddie Ate Dynamite. Good Bye Eddie. (Check out our song inspired by this acronym!)
It’s really easy to tune your instrument with the tuner in Yousician, or with GuitarTuna. Check out the video below for step-by-step instructions to make sure your instrument sounds its best!
Some key takeaways:
- Each string has it’s own tuning peg. Follow the string up to it’s corresponding peg!
- Turning a peg away from you tightens the string – turning it towards you loosens the string.
- Tighten the pegs slowly and make sure you don’t tighten them too much, or you’ll risk snapping a string.
- Always tune up to a note!