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Prince Purple Rain Cover Instrumental Chord Charts

Open A# Tuning – FA#DFA#D – Purple Rain Cover

Tonight is especially difficult. Not only did we lose Prince yesterday, this morning it was reported that a local young woman who has been missing for a week was found dead.

One of the challenges of writing in a new tuning 6 days a week is that life happens. One of the benefits of sharing a new song each day is that I’m learning how to write outside of how I feel.

With that said, my heavy heart is in Open A# (Purple Rain) Tuning in the Key of A# Major. My open string notes are:

F A# D F A# D

This is the 97th completely different alternate tuning so far in 2016.

Here is a short instrumental version of Purple Rain:

Here are the chords I’m playing for this Purple Rain Cover:

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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