It’s important to ensure your guitar is “in-tune” every time you play . This way your playing will sound “right” and pleasing to the ear.
The tuning of your strings may change due to stretching or slackening of new strings. This often occurs until the strings are “played-in” – this can generally take a week or two after new strings have been fitted or when your guitar is very new. Changes in temperature and humidity and even the act of playing may cause string to go out-of-tune.
It is a good idea to first check your guitar’s tuning every time you begin to play or practice and check the tuning frequently while you are playing.
Names of the Strings
Before you start tuning you should know the names of the strings.
The names of the open strings on the guitar from low (thickest string) to high (thinnest string) are: