Lets Take Baby Steps…
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Step 1:
First, start by right-clicking the image above of a tuning fork. Select Open Link in New Tab or Open Link in New Window, which ever you are more comfortable with. This is a tuning implement that will aid you in your tuning endeavors. You can also save this to your computer by clicking “Download the Guitar Tuner: Mac | PC“. This will open a dialogue box that will prompt you to open or save the file, choose save.  You have now finished learning outcome III
Step 2:
Copyright © 2008 Yahoo! Inc, Guitar Tuner by Antonino Mingoia, Web-imageNow we must learn what goes with what. When you are holding your guitar in a normal playing position, the string closest to the the top has a pitch of low E. This string has the thickest gauge and thus has the deepest pitch. As the gauge of the string gets smaller and smaller the pitch of the string becomes higher and higher. The next thickest string is directly below low E and has a pitch of A. The next has a pitch of D, the next a pitch of G, the next a pitch of B, and the last and smallest gauge of string also has a pitch of E (but an ocatve higher than low E).                 You have now finished learning outcome I
Step 3:
If it is not still open, open the tuner application referenced above. When opened, click the switch above the left most string that is marked “E.” This will play a sound-wave for a guitar string tuned to Low E. Let this resonate or ring out.
Step 4:
Copyright © 2007, Steven M Short, 584 x 485, Web-imageJust after you do this, take the pick and pluck the corresponding string on your guitar. If the pitch you hear from your guitar is below that of the tuner application, your Low E string is flat. To correct this turn the peg that corresponds to that string counter clockwise. This will raisethe pitch. Do this until there is no discrepancy between the sound of your instrument and the sound of the tuning application.
Note: If the pitch you hear from your guitar is above that of the tuner application, your Low E string is sharp. To correct this turn the peg that corresponds to that string clockwise. This will lowerthe pitch. Do this until there is no discrepancy between the sound of your instrument and the sound of the tuning application.
Tip: Discrepancy between the pitches of your guitar and the tuner application can be detected by what sound like waves. The faster the the wave the more out of tune. An in-tune instrument should have no waves when played against the tuner
Step 5:
Click the switch above the second string from the left or the “A” string. Repeat the tasks listed in step four, only this time with the “A” string on your instrument.
Step 6:
Click the switch above the third string from the left or the “D” string. Again, repeat the tasks listed in step four with the “D” string on your instrument. Half way done… see this is not so bad!
Step 7:
Click the switch above the fourth string from the left or the “G” string. Repeat the tasks of step four with the “G” string on your instrument.
Step 8:
Click the switch above the fifth string from the left or the “B” string. Repeat the tasks of step four with the “B” string on your instrument.     Only one more!
Step 9:
Click the switch above the right-most or the high “E” string. Repeat the tasks  of step four with the high “E” string on your instrumentAt this point, your guitar should be completely in-tune and you are now ready to rock.    Doesn’t it feel good to be in-tune with your instrument! 
There is another way to tune your guitar that is done by simply referencing the low E string to a tuner or a piano. Here is a link to a video that will walk you through this process step by step if you have any interest. LOW “E” TUNING

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