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Tuning Tip: Sharp vs. Flat

Find out what it means when your guitar strings aren't hitting the note that you want when tuning.

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A common issue when tuning your acoustic or electric guitar is having strings that are either too sharp or flat.

"When the string reads too sharp, that means it's too tight and the note's too high," said Fender Play instructor Matt Lake. "If it reads too flat, that means the string is too loose and the note sounds too low."

Luckily, it's an easy problem to fix, just by a quick twist of the tuning pegs.

Learn how to address sharp and flat string in the video above, and for more tips from Fender Play, click here for a free trial.