Today is alt tuning #161 since starting on January 1, 2016. My open string notes…
Today’s tuning is Open D9 with the following open string notes:
E A D F# C D
Here is my song/idea “Along the Riverside” in the key of G Major:
Here are the scale notes, numbers and intervals for Open D9 Tuning in the Key of G Major:
Each day this week, I have changed standard tuning by one note which allows me to keep a “standard tuning frame of mind” while experimenting with chord voicings on the strings that are in alt tuning (not standard tuning).
Today’s song is dedicated to my Pap Pap who was a Captain of a riverboat in Pittsburgh. He died when I was 8 years old but he’s part of my life even today.
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.