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  1. hitblong
    March 10th, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

    hi do you have anything on nashville tuning and chords for playing in nashville songs or any songs that use this tuning/

    • David Hodge
      March 10th, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

      Nashville tuning isn’t really a new tuning – it’s just taking the second set of paired strings for a twelve-string guitar and putting them on a six-string. Your high E and B string stay the same while the other four strings (G, D, A and low E) are now an octave higher. We have a little bit about it at the very end of our lesson on twelve-string guitars, which you can find here:


      Hope this helps.