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If you’re looking to add some high-end sparkle and harmonic interest to your acoustic guitar parts, the Nashville Tuning method is a great option. Shawn Persinger, master guitarist, educator and Elixir® Strings artist, shows some examples in the style of the Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses” and Pink Floyd’s “Hey You” – both of which feature layers of high-strung guitars. 

He walks us through how easy Nashville Tuning is, simply requiring the “thin” strings from a standard 12-string set. Setting your six-string up like this will add an instant ethereal edge to your playing.  Give it a try!

“Whether performing in the studio or live on stage, playing acoustic or electric, I need my guitar strings to feel fresh, smooth, fast and stay in tune.  Elixir Strings do all that and more!” – Shawn Persinger

Like this lesson?  See more from Shawn and others like Richard Thompson, Phil Keaggy and many more on the Elixir Strings YouTube Channel

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