This lesson takes some of the myth and mystery out of playing a 12 string guitar. We even throw in an arrangement of a classic Allman Brothers song as a bonus.
How to play a 12 String Guitar
Learn the basics of playing a 12 string guitar and much more. These free lessons on show you how to tune a 12 string guitar, play it, and care for it. Then we'll show you how to make some magical sounding music with it.
A lot of the signature sound of the twelve-string comes from the paired strings being struck together. You can do any alternate tuning that you’d use on a six-string guitar on a twelve string as well as some pretty interesting alternate tunings.
A lot of people like to number the strings of a 12-string guitar from one to twelve, but I find it much easier to number them as a 6-string guitar.