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Thread #54650   Message #847669
Posted By: greg stephens
15-Dec-02 - 04:03 AM
Thread Name: guitar tuners:good for beginners?
Subject: RE: guitar tuners:good for beginners?
Please dont think I'm snobbish about tuners. I'm a professional guitarist, have been for years, and always use a tuner (except when the batterry's flat, or I cant find the tuner). I just want to know what people think is the best route to becoming a guitar-player for a beginner.
   Incidentally, I'm no great fan of harmonics. They are undoubtedly the quickest and most accurate way of getting a guitar approximately in tune, but the inexorable rules of mathematics mean you wont ever get it quite right with harmonics. I always use them myself when not using a tuner, but only with the knowledge that the last step has to be done after it is in tune with harmonics.