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Lesson 2

Thning the guitar
In this modern day and age, tuning the guitar is no longer a problem for beginners. The so-called 'electronic
will keep your guitar strings in tune to concert or standard pitch easily.

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All you need to do is watch the nee

on the meter of the electronic guitar tuner. There are various brands and models ~vailable to suit your budget.
The more traditional methods of tuning will require a sense of pitch, using aids like tuning forks, pitch pipes,
matching the sound from a piano or keyboard. Tuning the guitar to itself, which is a common way is described belc
1. Tune the 6th string in unison to the lower E note on the pitch pipe, piano, keyboard or to another guitar.
2. Press the 6th stt:ing 5th fret. Hit the note. Compare the sound to the 5th string. If the 5th string does not sou
the same, tune the 5th string.
3. Press the 5th string 5th fret to give you the sound of the 4th string.
4. Press the 4th string 5th fret for the sound of the 3rd string.
5. Press the 3rd string 4th fret for the sound of the 2nd string.
6. Lastly, press the 2nd string 5th fret to tune the 1st string.

Basic note reading

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- This symbol is call the Treble clef or G Treble clef (G clef curls around the 2nd line of the stave - tl
G line).

- The Stave or Staff consists of five lines and four spaces on which the notes are written to indicate pitcl

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- A double bar line appears at the end of a section, movement or piece.

I -Two dots before a double bar line is the Repeat sign.

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It means to repeat from the beginning of the bru

Line notes
4

3
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(5th line of stave)
5

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(1st line of stave)

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E
Every Good

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B
Boy

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D

F

Does

Fine

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Space notes
(4th space of stave)
3

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4

II
(1st space of stave)
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D
Do

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A

C

E)

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G

Good
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