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The 12 String Guitar of Roger McGuinn

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    Introduction (2:44)


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    Tuning Up (3:06)


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    Playing Chords on the Rickenbacker (2:17)


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    Mr. Tambourine Man (3:07)


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    Turn! Turn! Turn! (11:08)


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    Eight Miles High (3:45)


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    Changing Strings (15:11)


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    Acoustic 12-String (4:14)


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    Martin D12-45 (5:44)


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    Studio Techniques (3:30)


In this vintage Homespun video series, discover the signature sound of Roger McGuinn's Rickenbacker electric 12-string guitar, and be immersed in the music that made legendary musical group The Byrds a prime musical force.

Now you can learn to play favorites from his powerful repertoire, and master the licks and guitar techniques that made his sound instantly recognizable.

Roger plays, sings and analyzes his version of Mr. Tamborine Man, Turn, Turn, Turn, Eight Miles High, Mr. Spaceman and other songs, complete with instruction in the blues scales, picking styles, bass lines and runs and other important techniques.

As a bonus, you’ll also get detailed advice on basic 12-string maintenance, recording preferences and other "insider" tips.


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jgwire
Submitted 8 months ago

Classic Roger McGuinn and his 12 strings.

this is the best thing I've ever watched of all this stuff on Groove.com and I've watched a lot. It's worth it alone to hear Roger talk about his guitars, play a few famous riff and teach us how to change strings and adjust the guitar. It's from the 90s -- and he ends by saying he's always around "on the World Wide Web."

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro

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jimkata2000
Submitted 1 year ago

Love 12-string -

Was cool to learn how Rickenbacker switch order of pairs, why the model in my Variax seemed off. I have a 12-string acoustic and it never occurred to me that's how the Byrd's got that sound. Thanks Great performance of the couple songs, Best homespun I've watched.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer

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CAV
Submitted 1 year ago

Nostalgic and Useful

Always wondered how he did that. Great tips and techniques.

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greyseal
Submitted 1 year ago

An Oldie but Goodie!

It was interesting to hear his insights into the Ric 12-string. I have also shied away from them for the very reason he describes and it was great to see how he dealt with their very narrow fretboards. It was also interesting to see his banjo-like picking techniques .

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samwatt
Submitted 1 year ago

Fun

Nice ideas

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James Roger McGuinn, known professionally as Roger McGuinn and previously as Jim McGuinn, is an American musician. He is best known for being the lead singer and lead guitarist on many of the Byrds' records.

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    The 12 String Guitar of Roger McGuinn

    In this vintage Homespun video series, discover the signature sound of Roger McGuinn's Rickenbacker electric 12-string guitar, and be immersed in the music that made legendary musical group The Byrds a prime musical force.

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The 12 String Guitar of Roger McGuinn is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Classic Roger McGuinn and his 12 strings. this is the best thing I've ever watched of all this stuff on Groove.com and I've watched a lot. It's worth it alone to hear Roger talk about his guitars, play a few famous riff and teach us how to change strings and adjust the guitar. It's from the 90s -- and he ends by saying he's always around "on the World Wide Web."
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Love 12-string - Was cool to learn how Rickenbacker switch order of pairs, why the model in my Variax seemed off. I have a 12-string acoustic and it never occurred to me that's how the Byrd's got that sound. Thanks Great performance of the couple songs, Best homespun I've watched.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nostalgic and Useful Always wondered how he did that. Great tips and techniques.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from An Oldie but Goodie! It was interesting to hear his insights into the Ric 12-string. I have also shied away from them for the very reason he describes and it was great to see how he dealt with their very narrow fretboards. It was also interesting to see his banjo-like picking techniques .
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fun Nice ideas
Date published: 2017-05-21