#2
What is the benefit of having your guitar in the correct tuning? That should be extremely obvious.

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#4
so the **** your playing sounds like the **** your playing?
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#6


it sounds better, and guitarists who dont know how to tune their guitar, well uh....
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#7
Do you mean learn how to tune a guitar, as in the method of doing it? Or learn how to tune a guitar by ear?

If you're reffering to the former, then yes, of course it is important to learn how to tune your guitar, otherwise it'll be forever out of tune and nto worth playing. It's a neccessity.

If you're reffering to the latter, then no, I suppose it's not imperative that you learn to tune, but I'd recommend it. Nowadays, you can just use an electronic tuner to help you tune your guitar, but learning to tune by ear means you can tune your guitar without hvaing to go and find your tuner before playing; it's also good ear training.
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#8
Because if you want to become a real musician, you're going to need to learn how to trust your ear to tell you what you should be playing. Good luck sounding remotely good if your guitar is out of tune. If you don't want to learn by ear yet, get a digital tuner, but for God's sake yes tuning your guitar is important and required.
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#11
Yeah it's good to tune your guitar I can't tune it exactly by ear but can tell when it's out and then get it close to being the right tuning. It helps if you can do that
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#12
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Do you mean learn how to tune a guitar, as in the method of doing it? Or learn how to tune a guitar by ear?

If you're reffering to the former, then yes, of course it is important to learn how to tune your guitar, otherwise it'll be forever out of tune and nto worth playing. It's a neccessity.

If you're reffering to the latter, then no, I suppose it's not imperative that you learn to tune, but I'd recommend it. Nowadays, you can just use an electronic tuner to help you tune your guitar, but learning to tune by ear means you can tune your guitar without hvaing to go and find your tuner before playing; it's also good ear training.



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#15
In answer to just the thread title, yes, it is VERY important to learn to tune a guitar; How you learn to tune it, whether it be by an electronic tuner, by ear, or tuning it to a piano, or whatever, is up to you. If you don't learn to tune your guitar, it will sound bad. There's no way around tuning. You have to do it, despite how much you don't want to.

Just tune your guitar to standard, and leave it there if you don't want to tune it. You'll still have to do minor tuning every now and then to make sure it doesn't go flat/sharp. I'm guessing that you're just starting to learn how to play guitar, considering you just joined this month, and the question you just asked. Just so you know, if you're trying to learn to play, and your guitar is out of tune, whatever you're trying to play won't sound like you're trying to play; and the point of guitar is to make music enjoyable to the human ear, which starts at...being in tune.
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#17
Okay then, you should tune using your electric tuner your guitar then; don't worry about not being able to tune to perfect pitch by ear, I still can't do that, and I've been playing guitar for 3 years and been in concert band (clarinet) for near 7 years. I can tell whenever it's out of tune though, usually when I play songs that I play a lot though. Don't worry about being able to tune by ear at this point in time though, just use your electric tuner, there's nothing wrong with that.
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#19
Soorry guys about my ignorance i'm just a Newbie in Playing a Guitar, and i don't have a formal lesson thats i'm asking about this thing, thanks to those who posted the answer to my question
#20
definitely important. being just a little out of tune can make the best guitarist sound like they've never picked up an instrument before. if the guitar goes out of tune a bit while you play it's fine, just keep a tuner sitting around and retune between songs or during practice. just takes a couple seconds.
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Soorry guys about my ignorance i'm just a Newbie in Playing a Guitar, and i don't have a formal lesson thats i'm asking about this thing, thanks to those who posted the answer to my question


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