tuning the guitar, some thoughts


when playing with others

use a tuner

few have hearing acute enough

to do without


(some do)




almost everyone uses a tuner

they are cheap

snark, fender, maybe gibson, lots of choices


they approximate pitch, a-440

but fall short

that's why you see players, mid-song

reach for the pegs




but it is more fun to tune by ear

(when playing alone)

live with the consequences 


listen for the sine waves

feel them against your chest

via the backing—the mahogany

or rosewood or exotic-wood backing


when the strings are out of sync

you will hear, and feel, woo woo woo


when the waves fall into synchronization

you will hear and feel



strings a-tune, music at hand, at hands

a-tune with the cosmic harmonic





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Written on 2023-11-13 at 20:49

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Sona The PoetBay support member heart!
oh so! beautiful
it was as if i was listening hard to your words and not reading them. Such a magical text.

Wonderful, I love the subtext in this poem, but the text itself is really amazing.