It’s Wednesday in Alt Tuning Land and you know what that means…?
IT’S HUMP DAY!!!
Today’s tuning brings us to Open B 6add9. The “6add9” chord is a 5-note chord. The chord B 6add9 has the following 5 notes:
B C# D# F# G#
The open string notes for today’s Open B 6add9 are:
C# G# B F# B D#
Here is a song/idea called “With You” that came about while I was singing a melody while improvising in Open B 6add9 tuning:
Here are the scale notes, numbers and intervals I’m playing:
MIND BLOWING TIME!
There are over 1,100 different open tunings for just the “6add9” chord alone – even if we limit our tuning options to 2 whole steps down and 1 whole step up from standard tuning!
There are 105 different open tunings for just the B 6add9 chord!
What this means is there can be many different tunings for each open chord that a guitar can be tuned to.
Here are 75 of the 105 B 6add9 tunings to show you just how vast the world of alt/open tuning really is:
Alt Tunings are like fingerprints and snowflakes. Each one is unique. 🙂
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.