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How to Use Nashville Tuning on a Guitar

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Nov 2, 2021 • 2 min read

If you own a six-string guitar, you can replicate the chime and clarity associated with 12-string guitars by using Nashville tuning. Useful on both acoustic guitars and electric guitars, Nashville tuning maintains the pitches of standard tuning while incorporating the sound of a 12-string guitar's special octave strings.