12 String Lap Steel Tab

This tab uses the same 12 string C6 tuning popularized by Maurice Anderson. It is tuned D B G E C A G E C A F D high strings to low. It's very similar to the old 10 string "high G" C6 tuning and also very similar to the newer 10 string tuning with a "D" string on top. It's also very different from those tunings because the bottom string is tuned to "D", a high "B" string is added and you will find many new bar slants and string combinations that make this tuning very powerful despite the fact that it is not used on a "pedal steel".



See the tuning chart below for a quick analysis of this tuning. One way to view it is that at the open fret and at frets 3,5,7 and 10 there are pockets of notes in the key of C. There's a C root note at each of these postions and with minor sharps and flats you can easily see all sorts of scales and major, minor, 7th and 9th chords. For example, at the 3rd fret, moving the C note to C# gives you R,3,5, and 7 notes in a row. The same thing can be shown for each of the other positions. Note all the small intervals between strings created by the high D and B strings. Other obvious things like if your playing in the key of C open, you also have the G scale, R,3,5, 4 and 9 available without moving the bar. The first tab below uses this as the ending tag by playing the R,5 steady while playing the 3 then 4 then 9 then 3 notes.





Tabs - All Use The C6th Tuning - D B G E C A G E C A F D (Top To Bottom)

Double Stop Descending Scale - Good Practice Tab
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Simple Western Swing Ride - Key Of G Tab
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One Of My favorite Warm Up Riffs - Key Of G Tab
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C6th Stock Riff Converted To 12 String Lap Tab - Key Of C Tab
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Smooth sounding Bar Slant Diminished - Key Of A Tab
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Use Those Chromatic Strings - Key Of G Tab
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Using Two (Three) Octaves To Repeat A Riff - Key Of A Tab
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Diminished Scale Made Into A Neat Ending - Key Of A Tab
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More Scales Using Strings 1 And 2 - Key Of A Tab
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Classic Riff Taking Advantage Of Strings 1 And 2 For Bar Slant Diminished - Key Of A Tab
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Retro Country Sounds - Key Of F Tab
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Taking Advantage Of Open Strings In Key Of G Tab
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Some Pseudo Pedal Steel Sounds Tab
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Useful Augmented scale and more Tab
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More Retro Swing Bar Slants Tab
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Wide Spaced Grips Tab
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Simple Fingerstyle Turnaround In G Tab
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Simple Ditty - Useful 7th Sound Tab
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Classic Steel Guitar Sound Tab
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Common Chord Progression Made Easy Tab
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Another Common Chord Progression With Western Swing Ending Tab
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Minor Scale Using Chromatic Strings Tab
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Great Fill! In Two Octaves Tab
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Classic Minor 7th Progression - Key Of F Tab
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Extended Double Stop Scale - Key Of F Tab
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Novely Riff! - Key Of F Tab
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A Few More Common C6 Riffs - Key Of F Tab
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Using the 2nd String For Major 7th Sounds - Key Of E/F Tab
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Using Open Strings In F Tab
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Quick Flip On Strings 4,1,5 - Key Of C Tab
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More Classic Bar Slants - Key Of A Tab
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A Little Hawaiian - Key Of F Tab
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Two Full Range Scales - Key Of G Tab
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More Slant Diminished and Using Strings 1 and 2 for A 6th Chord - Key Of F Tab
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Forward / Reverse Bar Slant - Key Of F Tab
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Lloyd Green Style Chromatic - Key Of C Tab
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A Little Western Swing - Key Of F Tab
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Modern Dobro Style Riff - Key Of G Tab
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E9th Riffs Without using Pedals - Key Of G Tab
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Uptempo Riff - Key Of A Tab
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Awesome Chord Sequence - Key Of C Tab
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Awesome Classic Non-Pedal Sounds - Key Of C Tab
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Wally Murphy Riff - Key Of C Tab
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Texas Playboy Rag Sample - Key Of F Tab
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I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles Sample - Key Of C Tab
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More Use Of Bar Slant Diminished - No Pedals! - Key Of F Tab
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More Neat Chords Tab
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Turnaround Using Some Open Strings Tab
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Georgia Steel Guitar Sample Tab
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Harbor Lights Sample Tab
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Basic Positions and A Few Grips For Minor Chords Tab
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Emmons style single string riff - on the lower strings Tab
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Learn The Full Range Double Stop Scale Tab
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Bar Slants Using 1st 2 Strings - 7th - Minor - Major - Diminished Tab
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Common Chord Progression Laid Out! Tab
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Simple Bar Slant! 1 to 4 or 5 to 1 Chord Transition Tab
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Open String Hammer-On And Ending Riff Tab
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