I've frequently seen references to "Nashville Tuning" and had no idea what they were talking about. Today, I saw another reference and decide to just get to the bottom of it all. It's kind of a fun concept that would be particularly useful in recording, or in playing duets. Check out Justin Sandercoe's video explanation on "Nashville Tuning" ... :-)
He says that's a Maton Mini - looks like the Taylor GS Mini and the Walden T550...
He uses a rather bogus "G" for an alleged instructor...
So, on your typical 12-string, you've got standard and nashville tuning in one!
Thanks for finding this, Jud! :-)
You're welcome, of course.
Curious about the "bogus G" comment ... isn't that one of the two standard ways most folks play their "G", going back to the discussion topic we had on the "G" chord a week or so ago?
Unless I missed it, he's using fingers 1-2-3 - not the 1-2-3-4 of the "bluegrass" G or the 3-2-4 of the "normal" G - trying not to get the pinkie involved - much less utility, IMHO...
I just looked at it again - he doesn't seem to be using his pinkie, but I will admit the ad makes it hard to see precisely...
Oh, you can close the ad - duh!
And, he changes to the 3-2-4 G at the end!
One of the standard fingerings for an open G is 1-2-3. There is nothing wrong with this fingering. A lot of people use it. It is the fingering I use most often.
As my mother used to say, "There's more than one way to skin a cat."
This is all I meant - quotes taken from our "G chord" discussion from awhile ago...
This is what I said:
"Ahh, but what about the different fingering for the three-fingered G that some people are taught - the 2-1-3 finger shape (rather than 3-2-4 - jud's #2 pic)? IMHO, this shape is too limiting for the common "G", and does not allow quick and easy changing to a "C" chord or an "F" chord or a "G7" chord or a "Gmaj7" chord, or for the bass or treble runs that Blackback Gull mentions above..."
And, "Blackback Gull" said:
"The 2-1-3 G is usually an attempt by novices to avoid bringing the pinkie finger into play - might work for a very short while, but the 2-3-4 configuration is, as Florida points out, a far better starting point for other chords and runs..."
Of course, there are many ways to form chords...do what feels right!
Ok - "bogus" was perhaps the wrong choice of word - watched "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" with the kids this weekend...maybe "inefficient" is better... ;-)
Here's the same guy with a review of his Maton Mini - good player - nice guitar...
At last, something to do with my used strings!
Is there a "Memphis Tuning" where you drop the 4 highest strings by an octave?
Ralph ... Justin Sandercoe is one of the most prolific free lesson teachers on the web. He and Marty Schwartz are unbelievably generous and skilled at showing you how to play a song quickly and easily. Click here http://www.justinguitar.com/ and check Justin out. You can google Marty as well. Like I say ... free! Of course they'd both like for you to donate and/or buy something, but there are no strings attached (ha ha) to their free lessons. ;-)