*Tuning notes can be found at the bottom of this page in MP3 format

Before you can learn to play guitar, you must first check that the guitar is fully stringed and is tuned in.  When tuning, the strings of your guitar should be tuned into the notes E, A, D, G, B, E going from the thickest string (the top E string) to the thinnest (the bottom E string).

In order to begin tuning your guitar you will need to access the correct 'E' pitch.  This can be done using a guitar tuner, a pitch-pipe, another instrument or even the internet. Tuning notes in MP3 format can be found to download at the bottom of this page.

Once the bass 'E' string has been tuned to the correct pitch, this can then be used to tune in the rest of the strings.  The second upper-most string on the guitar should be tuned to 'A' which is the note played on the fifth fret of the preceding string. 

This method can then be used for the rest of the strings except for the 'B' string - this is the second lower-most string as you hold the guitar in the playing position.  To tune this alternative string in correctly you will have to play fret 4 of the preceding string, instead of the usual fret 5.

Tuning Notes.mp3
Sparkster Hubs,
10 Jun 2012, 08:45