guitar tuning for kids
November 11, 2009 12:38 PM Subscribe
Can people recommend diagrams and electronic guitar tuner gadgets to help a 12 year old tune a guitar?
posted by memebake to Media & Arts (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My nephews have all the kit needed to become an awesome boy band (well, once they learn how to play, anyway) but currently the thing holding them back is that the electric guitar is always out of tune and no-one knows how to tune it. They have an electronic guitar tuner but it is totally crap and just seems to give random advice when you try to tune.
So, can anyone recommend:
1) simple instructions, understandable by kids, on how to tune by ear (e.g. what note is each string supposed to be, where do you hold the strings down to tune each one against the next, etc)
2) a decent electronic guitar tuner that actually works and is simple to use
(because even if you have (1) down, you still need (2) to get at least one of the strings right, to tune the others relative to it)
Printable instructions are preferable to videos, thanks.