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Open Bsus add9 Tuning – EF#C#F#BE – The Essence

Happy Saturday to everyone. Let’s jump into Open Bsus add9 Tuning using the following open string notes:

E F# C# F# B E

Today’s song is titled, “The Essence” and is in the key of E Major. This tuning just resinates E MAJOR like no other tuning I have ever personally tried.

Here are the scale notes, numbers and intervals for this really great tuning:

So, what is The Essence?

Google defines it:

the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, that determines its character.

a property or group of properties of something without which it would not exist or be what it is.

an extract or concentrate obtained from a particular plant or other matter and used for flavoring or scent.

I would say this sums up alt tuning perfectly!

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 making alt tuning a part of your songwriting, give me a call at 888-7-GUITAR or reach out to me here.

Until next time…

~Scott Quillin (contact me here)

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

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