A song I'm playing with (Ordinary People by John Legend) basically has a 3-chord pattern BbMaj7, EbMaj7, FMaj7.
I can strum these as barre chords OK but not reliably finger-pick, and as I'd like a laid-back feel I would rather have more open chords anyway so notes can ring out more.
Is there a tuning that would mean Maj7 chords (I, IV, V anyway, I have a capo) suddenly come out as nice open fingerings? The only nice open Maj7 chords I know in standard tuning are A and C (which are both easy and sound great).
By all means simply suggest a tuning and the chord-shapes, but knowing how you came up with it would be extra-helpful; is there a system or is it just a case of "I need these notes, let's play around"?