Today’s alternate tuning is Open D# aug7 with the open string notes:
D# G C# G B D#
This is the 79th completely different alternate tuning so far in 2016.
“Shelter Me” is a song/idea I wrote while I was improvising and experimenting in the scale G# Harmonic Minor (with D# as the Tonal Center/Mode):
Here are the scale notes, numbers and intervals of Open D# aug7 Tuning in the scale G# Harmonic Minor with the open string notes D#GC#GBD#:
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.