Watch the Technique & Tuning online guitar lesson by Richard Gilewitz from Guitar Foundations

Regarding the tuning of your instrument it seems that with the incredible availability of tools and toys for the modern day guitarist such as a variety of tuners, many students and players run the risk of, as I once heard it, “ruining their ear.” I think the point was that tuners are too often used ahead of time and the human ear is not utilized as often for continued ear training. I would recommend using the tuner as a checking device after you’ve made your initial efforts.