Today is alt tuning #137 since starting on January 1, 2016. My open string notes are:
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Today’s song/idea is titled “Heebie-jeebies” and I’m playing in the key of G Major (E Aeolian). (I came up with the name of this song because “Heebie-jeebies” is similar to the tuning E, BE, G, BE!).
You may notice the “keyboard” sound while I’m playing. This is because my Breedlove has a MIDI pickup installed and I’m triggering a Roland GR-20 and Yamaha Motif ES rack. As usual, I’m recording my rhythm guitar and looping it so I can improvise “on top” of what I’ve just recorded.
Here are the intro and main riff chords I’m playing:
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.