Happy Monday to y’all. Today’s alt tuning takes us close to standard tuning – Open E m7add11 Tuning with the following open string notes:
E A D G B D
It’s like a “standard” Drop D Tuning but instead of String 6 dropped down it’s String 1.
My song/idea is for today’s tuning called “Only One Road,” and is in the Key of G Bebop Dominant:
Here are the scale notes, numbers and intervals for this tuning:
Be sure to check out tomorrow’s alt tuning blog post as we expand beyond standard tuning in some really interesting ways.
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.