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How to chord songs (template)
« on: June 13, 2006, 11:18:33 AM »
When u start typing chords here is usually the format....

"Name of the song"
The artist that sings it
Arr. by Your Name (username, real name....don't really matter) :lol:

What key you chording the song in


left hand notes / right hand notes - Lyrics

A, B, C - SINGLE NOTES

-- [hold previous chord]

"I’m Still Here"
Dorinda Clark-Cole
Arr. By ddw4e

Key of Eb

LH / RH

A E / G A B D
D G / F# Bb C Eb
G D / F Bb D
C G / Bb Eb G
F C / Bb Eb G  THEN Ab C F
Bb F /  Ab C Eb F THEN Ab C D
Eb Bb / G Bb Eb
--           / F# A Eb
--           / F Ab Eb
--           / Eb G Eb
C G / C# E G Bb
F C / Ab C Eb G
Bb F /  Eb Ab C…D G B  (DO THAT QUICKLY ON RIGHT HAND)
When I
Eb Bb / Bb Eb G-look back
D / Bb D F – over my
C G Bb / D F G Bb- life
And I
F C Eb / Ab C Eb G-see
All the
Bb F / Ab Bb C Eb…..Bb D F-things
God’s done for
C / G C Eb….D / Bb D F…..Bb / Ab C C# F…..Eb / G C C# F-me
A E / F B Eb
Been through
Ab Eb F# / Eb Ab C Eb-dangers
Ab Eb F# / F Bb D-heartache and
G D F / D F G Bb-trouble
G / F B D
C / G Bb Eb
D / Bb D F
F C F / Bb Eb G-I thank the Lord
He rescued
Bb F / Ab C Eb….Bb D F-meeee
Bb / Ab C C# F-eeeeee
Eb / G C C# F-eeeee
I
Ab Eb F# / Eb Ab C Eb-could’ve been
Ab Eb F# / F Bb D-dead and
G D F / D F G Bb-gone
But the
D A / C Eb F Ab-Lord he
G D G / B Eb F Ab-spared my
C G C / G Bb D-life
C# / B Eb F Bb
B / B Eb F Ab
A / G A B D-now
D / F# Bb C Eb-I can
G / F Bb D-say
C / G Bb Eb
That I still
F C / A Eb G
Bb / Bb Eb G-here
By the
Bb / Ab D F-grace of
Eb / G Bb Eb-God
Bb / Bb D F
C / G Bb Eb
Bb / F Bb D
A / G C F
Bb F / Ab Bb C Eb
Bb F / B D G

SECOND VERSE
When I
Eb Bb / Bb Eb G-look back
D / Bb D F – over my
C G Bb / D F G Bb- life
And I
F C Eb / Ab C Eb G-see
All the
Bb F / Ab Bb C Eb…..Bb D F-things
The Lord has brought me
C / G C Eb….D / Bb D F…..Bb / Ab C C# F…..Eb / G C C# F-through
A E / F B Eb
Been through
Ab Eb F# / Eb Ab C Eb-trials
Ab Eb F# / F Bb D-sickness and
G D F / D F G Bb-suffering
G / F B D
C / G Bb Eb
D / Bb D F
F C F / Bb Eb G-I thank the Lord
He blessed me
Bb F / Ab C Eb….Bb D F-stilll
Bb / Ab C C# F-lll
Eb / G C C# F-llll
I
Ab Eb F# / Eb Ab C Eb-could have
Ab Eb F# / F Bb D-lost the
G D F / D F G Bb-faith
And I
D A / C Eb F Ab-fell
G D G / B Eb F Ab-from his
C G C / G Bb D-grace
C# / B Eb F Bb
B / B Eb F Ab
A / G A B D-now
D / F# Bb C Eb-I can
G / F Bb D-say
C / G Bb Eb
That I still
F C / A Eb G
Bb / Bb Eb G-here
By the
Bb / Ab D F-grace of
Eb / G Bb Eb-God

Chorus
Eb / G Bb Eb-ohh
F / Ab C F-hhh
G / Bb Eb G-hhh
D A / F# Bb C Eb-I’mmmm
G D / F Bb D-still
C G / D F A C-here
C G / E G A C-eeeeee
F C Eb / Ab C Eb G-(Oh, it’s no goodness
Bb / Ab C Eb-in my own)
G / Bb Eb G
D A / F# Bb C Eb-I’mmmm
G D / F Bb D-still
C G / D F A C-here
C G / E G A C-eeeeee
F C Eb / Ab C Eb G-(all of his favors
Bb / Ab C Eb-shown)
Eb / G Bb Eb-ohh
F / Ab C F-hhh
G / Bb Eb G-hhh
D A / F# Bb C Eb-I’mmmm
G D / F Bb D-still
C G / D F A C-here
C G / E G A C-eeeeee
F C Eb / Ab C Eb G
Now this part I can’t pinpoint where to put the chords with the words..it but here’s the chords to this part
(I haven’t made it this far unless I went thorugh disappointments)
F / A C F
G / Bb D G
Ab / B D F Ab
A / C F A
Bb F Ab / D F Bb-through disa
Ab Eb F# / D F Bb-ppointments
(The Lord has brought me through)
Bb / Bb Eb G
C / Bb D Eb G-he’s brought me
F C Eb /  B Eb F Ab-through
G / Bb Eb G-oo
Ab / B Eb F Ab-oo
Bb / Bb Eb G- now I can
Ab Eb F# / Bb C D F-say
G D F/ Ab C# F-he brought me
C G / G C E-allll
D A / Bb C D F-thaa
E B / Bb E G-aaaa
F C / B Eb F Ab-way
G D / Bb Eb G-yy
Ab Eb / B Eb F Ab-yyy
Bb F / Bb Eb G-yyy
 (Through the midst of it all)
Bb / Bb Eb G
G D / F B D
C G / G Bb Eb
C G / E Ab Bb Eb
Vamp
F C / G Bb Eb-I
      / Ab C F-am
      / Bb Eb G-still
F C / Ab C F-here
Bb / G Bb Eb-it’s
      / Ab C F-by
      / Bb Eb G-the
B / Ab C F-grace of
C / G Bb Eb- God
G D F / Ab C# F
C G Bb / G C E
(Repeat it as needed)

You can simply end by
Bb / Bb Eb G-grace
Bb / Ab D F-of
Eb / D F G Bb-God


Happy Chording!  :)
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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2006, 04:30:02 PM »
Good post ddw4e. This is needed because sometimes the poster doesnt realize their post could be confusing to others. Good format. ;D
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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2006, 05:08:15 PM »
Nice explaination...
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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2006, 08:17:51 AM »
seems simple , i might as well head to it...
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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2006, 10:09:43 PM »
I guess I still remain dumbfounded.  Music occurs in time.  I can't follow the time when the sound begins and ends.

The song begins at some time and ends at some time the time is not measured out with this system.  You pre suppose the reader knows the sound recording.  How is it counted? How is the beat diviided, or subdivided?

I can follow Left hand slash Right hand and the voicing from bottom to top or top to bottom, but  when does the chord start and when does it end. I have no reference.  Where are the words?  The words would give me some kind of reference.
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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2006, 12:10:20 AM »
why dont people start naming the chords.  i know everyone doesnt know how to read music perfectly,(including me)  but it is good to start knowing chords. ya know
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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2006, 12:31:21 PM »
Nice format dd...............thanks

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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2006, 12:50:11 PM »
why dont people start naming the chords.  i know everyone doesnt know how to read music perfectly,(including me)  but it is good to start knowing chords. ya know

It's up to the person posting.  I name chords when I post.

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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2006, 12:58:21 PM »
I guess I still remain dumbfounded.  Music occurs in time.  I can't follow the time when the sound begins and ends.

The song begins at some time and ends at some time the time is not measured out with this system.  You pre suppose the reader knows the sound recording.  How is it counted? How is the beat diviided, or subdivided?

I can follow Left hand slash Right hand and the voicing from bottom to top or top to bottom, but  when does the chord start and when does it end. I have no reference.  Where are the words?  The words would give me some kind of reference.

Yeah, with this method, you have to have heard the song first and have a good feel for it.  You would not be able to learn the song if you were given only the chords as written above, a quiet room and a piano.  However, think about it: there's no efficient way to use pure text to post standard sheet music with time signatures.

It's just a different method that seems to work for a lot of folks on this site.  Some of these cats on here can really jam, and they use this method of chording to learn and teach songs.  Thus, when in Rome...

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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2006, 04:53:27 PM »
excellent posting!!!!! ;)

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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2006, 11:22:51 PM »
Great Post DD ;)
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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2006, 11:08:24 AM »
why dont people start naming the chords.  i know everyone doesnt know how to read music perfectly,(including me)  but it is good to start knowing chords. ya know
I agree with you, in part benjimatt. It would be a great learning tool to start naming chords, however at the same time we have to take into account that some of the readers do not know chords names at this point in their playing. (We all have been there) so why dont we do both?
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LH/RH
Ab/ C- Eb - Ab (AbMaj 1st inversion)
It would help both the "novice" player, as well as cut down the reading time for the "more advanced" player.
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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2006, 06:22:33 PM »
Thanks for consideration, that's so true.
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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2006, 12:14:55 AM »
yeah it really would cut down some time lol.  ANd i like how you said ab maj  1st inversion.   knowing those inversions really help. 


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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2006, 03:14:33 PM »
which chords  do i play on the guitar
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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2006, 11:33:45 PM »
Nice format!!

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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2006, 04:13:28 PM »
real nice lol
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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2006, 06:34:29 PM »
Yeah, with this method, you have to have heard the song first and have a good feel for it.  You would not be able to learn the song if you were given only the chords as written above, a quiet room and a piano.  However, think about it: there's no efficient way to use pure text to post standard sheet music with time signatures.

It's just a different method that seems to work for a lot of folks on this site.  Some of these cats on here can really jam, and they use this method of chording to learn and teach songs.  Thus, when in Rome...



Check out these two types of chording a song:

1. The Learngospelmusic and Ernest and Roline way:
http://www.earnestandroline.com/Music/Chords/sanctuary.html

In The Sanctuary-Kurt Carr
King David, M.U.S.I.C
In The Sanctuary - Kurt Carr Key: Db to C

Intro:
Db,Eb
Bb-Db-F/Ab-C-F, Ab
Bb-Db-Eb-Gb/Bb-Db-Gb, F
C-Eb/Ab-C-Eb, Ab
Db-Ab/Ab-Db-F
F-C-Eb/Ab-C-Eb
Bb-F-Ab/F-Ab-Db
Bb-Db-Eb-Gb/Bb-Db-Gb, F
C-Eb/Ab-C-Eb, Ab
Db-Ab/Ab-Db-F
F-C-Eb/Ab-C-Eb
Bb-Db-F/Ab-C-F, Ab
Bb-Db-Eb-Gb/Bb-Db-Gb, F
C-Eb/Ab-C-Eb, Ab
Db-Ab/Ab-Db-F
F-C-Eb/Ab-C-Eb
Bb-F-Ab/F-Ab-Db
Bb-Db-Eb-Gb/Bb-Db-Gb, F
Ab/Bb-Db-Gb
Db-Db/Ab-Db-F-Ab

Db,Db,Eb,Db/Ab-Db-Eb-Ab............We lift our hands in the
C/Bb-Eb-Ab........................sanc-tu-ar
Db/Ab-Db-Eb-Ab.................y
Bb,Db,Eb,Db/Ab-Db-Eb-Ab...............We lift our hands to
C/Bb-Eb-Ab........................give You the glo-
Db/Ab-Db-Eb-Ab.................ry
Db,Db,Eb,Db/Ab-Db-Eb-Ab...............We lift our hands
C/Bb-Eb-Ab........................give You the Prai-
Bb/Ab-Db-Eb-Ab.................ise
Db,Db,Eb,Db/Ab-Db-Eb-Ab...........We will praise You for the
C/Bb-Eb-Ab........................rest of our
Db/Ab-Db-Eb-Ab.................days, yes
Bb,Db,Eb,Db/Ab-Db-Eb-Ab...........We will praise You for the
C/Bb-Eb-Ab........................rest of our
Db/Ab-Db-Eb-Ab.................days.

D,D,E,D/A-D-E-A...............We clap our hands in the
C#/B-E-A........................sanc-tu-ar
D/A-D-E-A.................y
B,D,E,D/A-D-E-A...............We clap our hands to
C#/B-E-A........................give You the glo-
D/A-D-E-A.................ry
D,D,E,D/A-D-E-A...............We clap our hands
C#/B-E-A........................give You the Prai-
B/A-D-E-A.................ise
D,D,E,D/A-D-E-A...............We will praise You for the
C#/B-E-A........................rest of our
D/A-D-E-A.................days, yes
B,D,E,D/A-D-E-A...............We will praise You for the
C#/B-E-A........................rest of our
D/A-D-E-A.................days.

Eb,Eb,F,Eb/Bb-Eb-F-Bb...............We sing our song in the
D/C-F-Bb........................sanc-tu-ar
Eb/Bb-Eb-F-Bb.................y
C,Eb,F,Eb/Bb-Eb-F-Bb...............We sing our song to
D/C-F-Bb........................give You the glo-
Eb/Bb-Eb-F-Bb.................ry
Eb,Eb,F,Eb/Bb-Eb-F-Bb...............We sing our song
D/C-F-Bb........................give You the Prai-
C/Bb-Eb-F-Bb.................ise
Eb,Eb,F,Eb/Bb-Eb-F-Bb.............We will praise You for the
D/C-F-Bb........................rest of our
Eb/Bb-Eb-F-Bb.................days, yes
C,Eb,F,Eb/Bb-Eb-F-Bb.............We will praise You for the
D/C-F-Bb........................rest of our
Eb/Bb-Eb-F-Bb.................days.
F/C-Eb-F-C
G/Bb-Eb-G-Bb


2. The Conventional Way from a web site that I cannot quite recall the URL
In The Sanctuary - Kurt Carr     Bass is on the Right of the slash

Verse:
Cm            Ab/F             Bb   Eb   
 We lift our hands in the sanctuary.   
Cm            Ab/F        Bb              Eb
 We lift our hands to give you the glory.
Cm            Ab/F       Bb              Eb Bb/D Cm
 We lift our hands to give you the pra-a-ise, 
                 Ab/F                     Bb             Eb Bb/D Cm
 and we will praise you for the rest of our  d-a-a-ys.
                 Ab/F                       Bb           Eb
 Yes, we will praise you for the rest of our days.
 
 (We clap our hands...)
 (We sing our song...)
 (Hallelujah in the...)
         
Ab Eb         Bb             Eb
 Jesus,  we give you the praise.
  Ab Eb            Bb            Eb
 Emmanuel, we lift up your name.
   Db       Ab                   Bb  B Cm          
 Heavenly Father, coming  Me-ss-iah, 
              Ab/F                Bb            Eb
 We will praise you for the rest of our days.
Cm             Ab/F                    Bb           Eb
 Yes, we will praise you for the rest of our days.


Of course, I will choose No. 2 every time. Who wouldn't? It is simple, methodical and logical to read and I was playing and singing the song in less than 10 minutes.  The No. 1 looks very busy, too busy in fact, and as you said it is for the cats who can really jam.  If you want to play and sing as well, No. 1 is not easy to do.

But one can always convert chords/notes from the No. 1 type to the No. 2 type, manually as one wishes.

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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2006, 08:01:25 AM »
Nice explaination...

This is just to say kudos to the Administrator of this site -- 4hisglory. He is really on top of the situation on this site. I wrote a response yesterday to How to chord Songs. 4his glory has responded promptly today with the article named below where two chord types are also delineated. Please read the article:
 
•Understanding Gospel Chord Chart by 4hisglory - 2006-09-04

Abraham's blessings to you, 4hisglory and your family.

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Re: How to chord songs (template)
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2006, 08:04:55 PM »
Good post.  Thanks for sharing!  Peace! :D
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