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Tuning the 6th string to F!

Guitarists often use altered tunings in order to achieve different sounds and sonorities. Most tunings involve lowering the pitch of a particular string. For example, countless classical guitar pieces require the 6th string to be lowered to D. Guitarists playing lute repertoire often lower the G string to F#. Then there are tunings used by folk guitarists, such as the popular DADGAD tunings. Some electric guitarists lower the pitch of every string by a half step.

Much less common is to raise the pitch of a string.

In this inventive study (Fernando Sor's Op. 35, No. 12), the 6th string is raised half a step to F. This allows for some chords and fingerings that wouldn't be possible with a regular tuning.

Explore the various possibilities afforded by this unusual tuning and try out different fingerings with your teacher. To this end, fingerings have been omitted from the following PDF:

Sor 35.12
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Ricardo Moyano
Ricardo Moyano
08 de dez. de 2021

thank you very much, very well played.all the best 😎

Carl Herring
Carl Herring
13 de abr. de 2022
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Thank you very much, Ricardo!

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