Today’s tuning is CGEGAC in the key of A Natural Minor.
The video below is a live version of some of the chord progressions in my song “Complicating Me,” focusing on the two primary chords: C 6 and C 6add4. The screenshot below the video shows the note placement for these chords in CGEGAC tuning.
I focus on the A note for this chord progression.
I play C 6 on the following frets:
String 6 – Fret 9 (A)
String 5 – Fret 9 (E)
String 4 – Open (E)
String 3 – Open (G)
String 2 – Fret 10 (G)
String 1 – Open (C)
I then use the same finger position but add the note F on string 5/fret 10 as a variation of the C 6.
When I play the alternate string pattern in the chord progression, the chord voicing really shines.
May these daily alt tunings continue to inspire you as you explore songwriting beyond the limitations of standard tuning. If you’d like to learn more about making alt tuning a part of your songwriting, give me a call at 888-7-GUITAR or reach out to me here.
Until next time…
Did you know? Scott started playing guitar when he was 14 years old back in 1982. A Pittsburgh native, Scott resides in Rhode Island where he teaches guitar, bass, music and songwriting. He also records and mixes songs for local bands and artists as well as his own music. He writes and records nearly every day and has a real passion to help others hear their “inner voice” and express that in songs.
You can listen to more of Scott’s music at https://soundcloud.com/scottquillin.