Today is alt tuning #146 since starting on January 1, 2016. My open string notes are:
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Today’s song “Alicia” is in memory of a young woman who tragically took her own life a few months back. I know the family and they are devastated as so many are by her passing. I did not know Alicia personally but her loss is felt by me in a deep way.
If you or someone you know is ever considering suicide, please reach out to someone – family, friends or try the Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255 or visit their website. No problem is too hard to deal with. Seek help and stay alive if not for yourself in this moment, then for the future you, and for those who love and care for you. It might seem “easier” right now to end it, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Today’s song is in the key of A# Major (G Aeolian Mode). Special thanks to @spitzbergen81 for recommending this amazing tuning.
Here are the chords I’m playing while using the full version of our chord charts, which illustrate 167 chords in this tuning. (I added the note F# to the A# Major scale which allowed me to add the chord D add4 to my chord 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 how to use alternate tunings to expand and develop your own songwriting, give me a call at 888-7-GUITAR or use our online form to 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.