It’s Monday and our week starts off with an open tuning that may be familiar to some of you. It’s known as “Drunk Tuning,” but we’ll call it Open Gsus Tuning (or possibly Gsus/C Tuning).
CLICK HERE for your FREE PDF of 170 chords in Gsus Tuning in the Key of C Major! These include all the chords that are “IN” the scale and all the chords that are “OUT” of the scale by only one note. This gives your chord progressions some really interesting twists!
NOTE: The chords that are OUT of the scale are marked with a red box with the add note included above the fretboards that are out of the scale. The gray and yellow fret markers will help you find where the chord types change. Major chords are gray, Minor are yellow and so on.
The open string notes of this version of Gsus tuning are:
C G C G C D
The notes of the Gsus chord are G, C and D which are the notes of our open tuning. It’s also the same open chord as my blog post The Rain Song Tuning, but the open string notes are:
D G C G C D
As you can see (and hear) the notes are the same in both tunings, but in a different order. Also, there are different duplicate notes between the tunings.
Tonight’s song/idea is called “Skyline” and was written while improvising in this tuning:
Here are the C Major scale notes, numbers and intervals in Gsus (CGCGCD) tuning:
Be sure to get your FREE PDF of 170 chords in Gsus Tuning in the Key of C Major!
I would love to hear what you come up using the PDF or this blog post for inspiration. Comment below or reach out on Facebook!
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.