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Tuning Tip: Hold the Note

Another important thing you should do when tuning your guitar.

Both acoustic and electric guitars need to be tuned to a T at all times, but a lot of beginning players tune their strings instruments the wrong way.

According to Fender Play instructor Matt Lake, one common problem is plucking the string too many times when you're attempting to find that perfect note.

"The natural tendency is to pluck the string [repeatedly]," Lake said. "This doesn't allow your tuner time to hear the note.

"Instead, just pluck the string once to let the note sustain, allowing you and the tuner to hear the change as you turn the peg. When the string stops ringing, pluck it again."

See a demonstration of exactly what he means in the video above. And if you're not a member of Fender Play yet, click here for a free trial.