Today is alt tuning #143 since starting on January 1, 2016. My open string notes are:
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Today’s chord progression has chords taken from the full version of our Guitar Tunings Chord Charts. One of the chords, Cm add4, is outside of the scale (adding the note D# to the scale).
Playing outside of the scale (by one note) and adding notes to chords can add really interesting twists to even somewhat typical progressions. Check out my chord progression screenshot below showing you the chords I’m playing and the finger positions.
Today’s song/idea is titled “Dinner for Two” in the key of F Major.
Here are the chords of my progression and the note locations 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.
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