Thank you to Vernon Reid for inspiring tonight’s tuning, which also connected me with my new Twitter friend Harym who said this is her main tuning because she has cerebral palsy. This tuning enables her to play guitar with just one finger. (She’s actually sharing some of her music with me! How awesome is that?)
— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) May 14, 2016
— Harym (@HarymMusic96) May 14, 2016
This song/idea is dedicated to both of you. And Vernon, you know I just had to indulge in a bit of speed picking!
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Today is alt tuning #116 since starting on January 1, 2016. My open string notes are:
Tonight’s song/idea is titled “Mellow Intensity” and I’m playing in the key of C Major:
Here are the scale/mode notes, numbers and intervals I’m playing:
Once again, thank you Vernon and Harym for inspiring this tuning and song/idea.
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.