GTDB has been gathering and publishing information, chords, scales, tabs and now videos on different guitar tunings since 2009 Topic: Tunings for 6 string lap steel: Felix Blevins Member . If you are currently using C6 tuning it’s easy to go into Leavitt tuning with the same string gauges: Tune your 6th string up from C to C#. Before you try out songs, i recommend to learn the basics with this free lesson, “Introduction To C6 Tuning For Lap Steel” , where you will learn how to tune up your instrument, then get a grasp of the tuning’s harmonic layout, major and minor chords etc. The lap steel arrangement is shown below. B11 tuning (bass to treble, C# D# F# A C# E) C6 Lap Steel Lessons This section is all about C6 tuning for lap steel. See the table below for a summary of these tunings in terms of string gauges, tuning and scale notes. Thanks. I have one lap steel in Open D right now, but I was looking to put another in C6. Customers also viewed these products. A7/C6 tuning (bass to treble, C# E G A C E) A Teardrop On A Rose, by Hank Williams, arranged by John Tipka; G6 tuning (bass to treble, G B E G B D) Sleepwalk, another version of the Santo and Johnny classic steel guitar song. The largest database for alternative guitar tunings on the internet. Depending on the song and what riffs I want to use, I will either tune the low 6th note to … Next. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 . Some of them may seem obvious; some of them not so much. From: Dunlap, Tennessee, USA: ... Also, the interval of a major second and the 1-b3-5 minor chord in a tuning like C6 obviously offers certain slants and melodic possibilities that would be hard or impossible to achieve with a straight A major tuning. 1. Don’t be discouraged by the difficulty of getting your chord grips together (meaning your picking hand).. Do practice your grips, even in a non-musical fashion. I've seen Kevin Barry play a bunch of times and he seems to cover a whole lot of ground in one tuning on 6 string lap steel, or at least I've only ever seen him bring one lap steel out and keep it in a single tuning … Here's a really simple overview of the C6, C13 and A6 tunings for 8 string lap steel. $15.95. Morrell JMLS-C6 Premium 6-String Lap Steel Guitar Strings for C-6 Tuning 16-38 (3-Pack) 4.3 out of 5 stars 13. Leave your 5th and 4th strings at E and G. Tune your 3rd string up from A to Bb. Here are a few tips for those who are learning to play the steel guitar. This is in Leavitt Tuning (C# E G Bb C D low to high). $20.45. Leave your 2nd string at C GHS Electric Lap Steel Strings C6 Tuning 15-36 (3 Pack) 5.0 out of 5 stars 9.