Now that I know the parts of the guitar before I can start playing I need to learn how to tune a guitar. In my last post I learned that the tuning pegs can be found at the head of the guitar. In order to tune a guitar, you need to turn the pegs to tighten or loosen the strings. Doing this will either make the notes of each sting sound higher or lower.
A great app that I found for tuning the guitar is Guitar Tuna. I can choose the sting that I want to tune, strum it and the app will hear and tell me if it’s too high or too low. Before finding this app I was really worried about how long it would probably take me to figure out if my guitar is tuned. But I was pleasantly surprised, I thought that the tuning part was really easy to use. Although the tuner is great, I do find the cord library difficult to understand. It shows you where to put your fingers but hardly has any words or explanation for how to hold the guitar and exact finger placement. I think that when I start learning about chords I am going to find videos of a person explaining and showing me how to move my fingers.