Today is alt tuning #161 since starting on January 1, 2016. My open string notes…
Today’s alt tuning is Open A m7add11 Tuning with the following open string notes:
E A D G C D
TODAY’S A FIRST
This is the first time that I’m using my Infinity Looper pedal on a song/video here at AltTunings.com. This pedal is awesome! It allows me to record myself playing and with a push of a button, I can play over what I just recorded.
Here is my song/idea “Wandering Free” in the key of G Major:
Here are the scale notes, numbers and intervals of G Major in Open A m7add11 Tuning:
Because Open A m7add11 Tuning with open string notes EADGCD only has 2 strings that are not standard tuning, this is a tuning that doesn’t take a long time to get comfortable with.
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 (contact me here)
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.