Here are a few basic lessons to get started with.Introdution To The Guitar How To Tune A Guitar
Being In Tune: How It Can Make You Or Break You
Fretboard DiagramPractice Tips How To Change Guitar Strings Drop D Tuning
How To Tune A Guitar
The first thing you should whenever you pick up the guitar to play or practice is get it intune. The sound of an out of tune guitar ranks up there with the sound of fingernailsscratching on a chalkboard. It can be very discouraging to play an out of tune guitar,because nothing you play will sound right. In fact some beginners quit playing at allbecause of this very reason.Tuning your guitar is something you get better at with practice. It takes time to developyour ears to the point that you are able to fine-tune your instrument. Once you havedeveloped your "hearing power" you may hear subtle differences in pitch that you haven'theard before.Always tune up. This means that you increase the tension of the string until it reaches thedesired tone. If you go too far loosen the string tension and tune up again. This is muchmore accurate than tuning down and increases the chances of the string staying in tune.To tune your guitar you'll need a reference pitch from another guitar, a piano, a tuningfork, or an electronic tuner. You can get a decent tuner at any music store for under $20. Isuggest you get one if you don't already have one.
In standard tuning your strings will be tuned to the following notes low-to-high: E A D GB E. There are other tunings, but don't bother messing with them unless you know what