Like any hobby or subculture, the guitar world has a whole pile of terms to describe everything in it. It's not hard to imagine someone on a forum writing, "I've been GASing for a reliced nitro LPB strat with a wenge soft V neck, SS6100 frets, and a bone nut." To which you might be like, "WUT?" It can take a while to pick up All The Terms. So as not to overwhelm, this Basics section will only introduce terms for The Big Chunks, then introduce more specific terms in each subsequent section. A good place is with the parts of a guitar.
Keeping your guitars in tune is obviously an important part of playing the guitar. There are a number of ways to do that. Myself, I really love my clip on Snark tuner .
If you're in a pinch or don't want to dig out the tuner, you can tune your guitar relative to itself (provided you're using standard tuning).
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That's it for the basics! Learn about modding and building guitars in part 2 →