Today is alt tuning #160 since starting on January 1, 2016. My open string notes are:
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Tonight’s song/idea is titled “Spitfire” and this track moves. Earlier today, I was messing around with some changes to yesterday’s tuning (F#BC#D#BD#) and as soon as I went into tonight’s tuning, “Spitfire” came out.
I really enjoyed playing this one. If I had more time, I would have liked to do some leads over it. Maybe for a solo release down the road?
I also want to give a shout out to GetGood Drums* that are featured on this track. Because I do a new song/tuning 6 days a week, I only have time for a quick mix of my song/idea. These drum samples sound amazing right “out-of-the-box” and I highly recommend them for metal drums or other genres/styles (even acoustic)!
*GGD are drum samples, not loops. I actually played these drums live on my keyboard.
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.