SAND - D9th Tuning - by Andy Iona (Arranged by Andy Volk)

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Sand - D9th - cover.jpg

SAND - D9th Tuning - by Andy Iona (Arranged by Andy Volk)

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ARRANGED FOR LAP STEEL IN STANDARD NOTATION & TABLATURE (audio sample below)

D9th Tuning (Low to High) E, C, F#, A, C, E

While Sand is traditionally played in the B11th tuning (low to High) B, D#, F#, A, C#, E, it lays out quite well in D9th. T he D9th tuning is an easy one-string, 1/2 step tweak from the standard C6th tuning. By lowering string #4 from G to F#, we change both the character of the open tuning and the key - from a 6th chord in the key of C, to a dominant 9th chord in the of key of D. 

SAND was written by Andrew (Andy) Aiona Long, one of the most influential musicians in Hawaiian music. The song has a rich dominant chord flavor that conjures images of a tropical paradise.

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Note: Midi audio usually sounds closer to a keyboard than a steel guitar but it is useful for demonstrating the rhythms, feel and overall intent of an arrangement. This arrangement is intended as a blueprint for you to add your own ideas and creativity.