Today is alt tuning #147 since starting on January 1, 2016. My open string notes are:
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Tonight’s song is titled “Courage” in the key of D Major.
In the chord chart screenshot below the video, the green boxes highlight the note locations that I’m playing. You may notice in the chord charts that some of the green boxes are missing notes. This is because I’m playing notes that are not typically found in the chord.
In the last chord shown in the chord chart (F# Major), not only am I playing outside of the scale (adding the note A# to the scale D Major), I also add the note D to the chord F# Major (string 1 open, which is the note D).
This chord is important to my progression. Can you pick out the “out of key” chord in my song?
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 A# to the D Major scale which allowed me to add the chord F# Major/add D 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.