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Dm7 Tuning – Key Of D Natural Minor

Dm7 Tuning – Key of D Natural Minor

Hello alt tuning lovers and those of you not ready to fully commit. I’m glad you’re here!

Here are the open string notes for Dm7 tuning:

D F# B F# A D

This tuning differs from yesterday’s tuning by changing string 2 from A# to A. The other change from yesterday’s tuning is that I use a capo on the third fret which changes my open/capo notes to:


The video below is a song I wrote today called “Riding The Highway,” featuring the Dm7 Tuning in the key of D Natural Minor:

Here are the scale notes, numbers, scale degrees and intervals I’m playing:

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…

~Scott Quillin

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

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