Open Strings & the Diminished Scale


G diminished again. This time, we’re trying to use open strings.

Four notes are open strings; four notes aren’t.

You could group the four open strings as a G6 chord; the remaining notes as Db6

Or E-7 and Bb-7

Notice the Tritone relationships between the chords.

Mix them up.

Notice those possible semitone clashes:

  • open D and fretted C#
  • E and F
  • B and Bb
  • G and Ab

Can you create some chords using these ideas?

Can you use the semitone thing and invent a little lick that describes the sound of a 13b9 chord?

Can you find something using those ideas and share it here?

Over to you..