Deep Water: Add Some Color to Your Sound with This Fake 12-String Technique



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All great suggestions. For a sense of "history" with this, you might note that George Harrison often used this "double-picking" technique before (& after) he got his Ric 12-string, on songs like "Not A Second Time," "This Boy," "Til there Was You," and many others in the '63-to-'64-period Beatles. As you alluded, it's a rockabilly technique, & Carl Perkins was a huge influence on George's earlier playing.



Easier Fake Twelve string: Put your guitar in an open tuning. When you bar across one fret, you have multiple strings that are the same note. Play two of these at the same time and it sounds like a twelve string. Easy!

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