Today’s alternate tuning is Open C sus with the open string notes:
F G C F G C
This is the 94th completely different alternate tuning so far in 2016.
I wrote “Find Me, O Comfort” while I was improvising and experimenting in the Key of F Major. I was also thinking about Doris Roberts who passed away today at the age of 90.
Some, like Doris, live a long life while others die before life even begins. I reflected on that while I wrote tonight’s song (lyrics below):
Here are the scale notes, numbers and intervals of Open C sus Tuning in the Key of F Major with the open string notes FGCFGC:
Find Me, O Comfort
by Scott Quillin
Sometimes those that laugh the most, cry easy
Some days more than others, I try to erase me
Ink blots on the tapestry
On the way to the laundry
But it’s dry clean only
and I’m about to drown
I can’t say goodbye
Without a tear in my eye
Find me, o comfort
Find me, forgotten one
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.