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Open Tuning FFCFAC – Key of F Major

Today is alt tuning #156 since starting on January 1, 2016. My open string notes are:


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Tonight marks the halfway point in my attempt to write, perform and blog about a new alternate tuning 6 days a week for one year. There have been so many challenges along the way, but I’ve also experienced a ton of really great things — both personally and musically.

First, I’d like to thank all of you who frequent this blog or follow us on social. It’s been a lot of fun hearing from so many great guitarists playing in alt tuning. I’ve appreciated every comment and connection – many times, encouragement coming my way when I needed it most.

Musically, playing in a new tuning every day has really changed my approach to songwriting. I’ve even noticed a difference in my approach to standard tuning on both guitar and bass.

Personally, I’m having the time of my life. But at times, I’ve battled fatigue and wasn’t sure if I would be able to continue. I’ve stuck it out and worked through those challenges to continue on this journey. I’m glad I have, and look forward to the next half of the year!

Let’s check out tonight’s song/idea titled, “Halfway Home” in the key of F Major:

Here are the chords I’m playing while using the full version of our chord charts, which illustrate 167 chords in this tuning.

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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…

~Scott Quillin

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


This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. I was wondering with the ffcfac tuning- at the lowest two strings tuned in unison or is the low e tuned up to the f and the a tuned all the way up to f on the third string 3rd fret?
    thanks for your time!

    1. Hi, Andrew – String 5 and 6 are in unison. I don’t recommend tuning more than a half step up from standard tuning to avoid breaking strings. And although I do have one or two tunings on this website that do this, I don’t recommend tuning string 3 up at all because it’s the string that breaks the most doing this.

      I contacted Elixir strings about this and they said string 3 doesn’t have much room to go past the note G.

      Hope this helps!


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