Today’s alternate tuning is Open E7 with the open string notes:
E B D E G# E
This is the 88th completely different alternate tuning so far in 2016.
“All That Returns” is a song/idea I wrote while I was improvising and experimenting in the Key of A Major:
I added the notes G and D# to the scale so that I can play the chords G6 and E M7sus.
Adding chords to a chord progression that are out of the scale (by one note) bring interesting twists to even typical progressions.
Here is a chord chart showing the chords of my progression.
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.