Tune Up to Pitch? Or Down? Five Things You Need to Know About Tuning Your Guitar

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Who needs a lesson in tuning? You just plug into your tuner, or attach a tuner to your headstock, and off you go, right?

But here’s a question for you: Should you tune up to pitch or tune down? And why?

In this video, Sean Daniel explores some of the finer points of guitar tuning, covering everything from the basics to the science behind intonation, hertz, cents, concert pitch and scale length. It’s educational…and if you’re having trouble keeping your guitar in tune, it might just help you figure out what you can do about it.

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