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Open D m9 Tuning – FACEAD – Intense City

Hello and welcome to our Saturday Night Alt Tuning Fest! Tonight’s tuning is Open D m9 with the following open string notes:


This tuning is super fun and the video has some really challenging technique (fast hammer-ons/pull-offs) and interesting chord voicings.

My song/idea for tonight’s tuning is called “Intense City” (yes, intensity)!

Here are all the notes of A Natural Minor scale in FACEAD (Open D m9 Tuning):

Be sure to contact me here for lessons or any alt tuning/music related questions you might have.

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


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