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.
Learning how to tune a guitar is an important skill for beginning guitar players. Let on you’ll want to explore some of the many alternate and open tunings. Alternate tunings may be necessary to play a certain song. These lessons are all related to guitar tuning, including some wonderful song arrangements.
This is a terrific piece for those of you interested in the subject of partial capos, which will educate and inspire you. And if you’re not familiar with the subject, I suspect it will whet your appetite to learn more about it.
In response to the many people who’ve written with questions on how to tune the guitar, Graham’s written this wonderful step-by-step process for those of you who are unfamiliar with how to tune with a tuner.
Evan may be young but he does get his point across. Here’s a lesson that introduces Drop C tuning and even includes a riff from Toxicity by System of a Down.
This different method of tuning uses harmonic notes to tune the strings. Guitar harmonics are easy to produce at the 12th, 7th and 5th frets.
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.
This beginner lesson contains step by step instructions on how to tune a 6 string guitar.
Once you know how to tune a floating bridge you will realize it’s a very simple process. We’ll start off by explaining how to do it from scratch.