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Martin Spaans
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Martin Spaans
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Joined: 03/27/01
Posts: 86
06/13/2001 11:00 am
I find it nice to play on a twelve string but only in some songs. I find fingerpicking and solo lines difficult to play.
Making songs on a acoustic guitar is a good way, it gives you also the opportunity to perform it unplugged and still good sounding. I prefer to make songs on a 6 string acoustic or clean electric guitar, with no plug in it i can still make a song idea in the middle of the night. After that I search for a specific sound, mostly this is already in my head. Sometimes a twelve string is a nice choice for arranging.
When i pick up a twelve string i only play chords. It sounds impressive but after awhile a little boaring.
Probably there are players with other playing skills and thoughts but to get real good on twelve string is a matter of exercise. Mostly twelve strings are only used for strumming chords.
It's nice to have one if you can afford it but I prefer a 6 string.