Written by Ivan Rivera from IvanRivera.BandCamp.com
Chords are usually the first thing we learn on guitar and they build the foundation for a lot of what we do. I remember the first time I strummed a chord all the way through and it rang through my room and all the strings sounded clean. It’s a great and proud feeling that instills a feeling a progress and I see that in my students. It’s a great feeling every single time. But getting these chords to ring out nicely without any muted strings is only the first step in the journey of guitar and rhythm playing.
We all learn differently. So, when it comes to choosing guitar lessons, it’s fine if you don’t want to take private lessons. There are plenty of other routes for learning to play the guitar on your own time.
Tuning your guitar is a very important part of playing. You can use a tuner or you can learn to tune by ear, either one will get the job done.
Using a tuner is always the best way to be absolutely sure that your guitar is truly in tune, and it never hurts to have something like the handy for tuning your guitar anywhere.