Beginning guitarists tend to not tune their guitars every time they practice guitar. They assume that it is still in tune or they just don’t feel like bothering with it. However this can diminish your progress as a guitarist. By playing a guitar that is out of tune, you are teaching your ear to hear the wrong thing. You will also make the guitar more enjoyable if you keep it in tune. If you want to get the full benefit out of your guitar practice session then you might want to consider tuning your guitar more often.
Tuning your guitar before your practice is important because at this stage of your learning, you are creating connections between your different senses. Your ears, fingers, and eyes are all learning the guitar. If you get use to the guitar sounding out of tune, then you will take longer to overcome that. It is like creating a bad habit, except it is a habit you cannot control with your brain. Your ears will know that interval or note or chord to sound different from it is supposed to. To prevent this, you should tune your guitar so you can properly let your ears adjust to the proper sound.
A well tuned guitar is going to sound better and be more enjoyable to play. When you have fun playing the guitar you will like spending time with it. If you play with an out of tune guitar you are stripping some of the joy that might come with practicing. Who wants to learning to play on a guitar that is out of tune? When you have fun practicing your guitar, you will fall in love with the instrument. When you fall in love with the instrument you will greatly improve your skill. So make learning guitar more fun by having an in tune guitar.
There are many reasons to tune your guitar while you are practicing guitar. You want to train your ear to hear the correct sound. Your senses are learning from the very beginning. Not only are you learning the guitar, but every moment with the guitar should be something you enjoy. If you don’t enjoy guitar, then learn to do something else. Falling in love with guitar is one of the greatest things someone could experience, and tuning your guitar can assist the process of falling in love with it.