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Tuning Tip: Standard Tuning

Get the scoop on why you need to know standard tuning.

While there are many ways to tune your acoustic or electric guitar, everything essentially starts with what's known as "standard tuning."

In standard tuning, the six strings are assigned the notes of E, A, D, G, B and E from top to bottom, forming the foundation of guitar playing.

"There are alternate tunings, as well, but in the beginning, pretty much all the chords, skills and techniques you're going to learn are in standard tuning," said Fender Play instructor Matt Lake.

Learn more about standard tuning in the video above, and for more tips from Fender Play, click here for a free trial.