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Thread #54650   Message #847556
Posted By: Dave Wynn
14-Dec-02 - 09:24 PM
Thread Name: guitar tuners:good for beginners?
Subject: RE: guitar tuners:good for beginners?
I use a tuner now and have for many years. I can't help thinking though that learning to tune from a pitch fork (Pitch Fork??.....sorry...Tuning Fork) helped me understand a little of the characteristics of the guitar and the first five frets notes. Hindsight tells me that it was sometimes a pain in the backside and I wouldn't go back to manual tuning methods but in loud sessions I can still detect my guitar isn't quite in and by placing my ear against the body I can still easily correct small movements in the tuning.

Having learned to tune with a tuning fork I am glad I did and can't imagine what it would be like to only ever have used an electronic tuner.

Having read the above it probably isn't any help but perhaps a brief lesson on how to do it manually and then let them use the electronic gizmo like most people do.