Jimi Chords - Nashville Tuning
December 2nd, 2012 | Back to Blog Listing

I've recently been exploring with some sounds in a standard Nashville Tuning. If you're not familiar with this, it basically just means using the higher octave strings from a 12-string set in a standard 6-string configuration. I've gotten some particularly cool sounds out of a DADGAD-Nashville Tuning, but this was just a standard EADGBE.

There's a part in the middle (around 0:46) where I run some scales up around the 12th fret. What's interesting about this in a Nashville Tuning is that since the G-string is an octave up (making it the highest string on the guitar), but the B and high-E strings are standard (per a 12-string configuration), the 14th fret of the G string winds up being the same as the 17th fret of the high-E string. Basically this means that you can easily play multiple notes at the same time that would be impossible to play since they would otherwise have to be played on the same string.

This is recorded through my Ashdown Engineering acoustic amp with a standard compression pedal turned up pretty high.