Today is alt tuning #155 since starting on January 1, 2016. My open string notes are:
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Tonight’s song/idea, “Jumping Bean” is in the key of F Major.
Sometimes when I’m experimenting in a new tuning, a song/idea just jumps out at me. “Jumping Bean” is one of those that just happened, but not right away.
I had another idea that I was going to play. But it sounded similar to another one of my songs, so I just tried something else and the rest is history.
The melody is unusual for me — the style is something I’ve never played before.
Hope you enjoy it!
Here are the chords I’m playing while using the full version of our chord charts, which illustrate 167 chords in this tuning.
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.