Hello and Happy New Year! I wanted to do something a little different for this lesson so instead of teaching you a song (there are plenty of those to work on in the archives!) I’ll teach you how to tune by ear. Getting really in tune by ear might seem like a distant superpower that only great musicians possess, but it can absolutely be learned. The trick is in knowing what to listen for. And also having a few different ways to check the tuning of a given string.
This is kind of a long lesson, but I hope you’ll stick with me on it. It’s a very worthwhile topic and one that can truly deepen your relationship to the guitar.
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