Tuning your guitar may seem like a straightforward and basic thing to most guitarists – you hit the string, you watch where the needle lands, you turn the peg til the needle is in the middle. But then why, sometimes, does your playing still sound out of tune? It’s because you don’t know the BEST way to tune your guitar!

This video shows you the absolute best practices for tuning your guitar so that it will sound right, every time.

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