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Offline ladydeej

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Understanding and playing chords
« on: July 06, 2009, 03:57:00 PM »
When you all show  the chords and letters in the right and left hand. How do you play them. I am new at this. Do you play all the letters at one time or each one individually?

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Re: Understanding and playing chords
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2009, 04:17:15 PM »
Depends on how you want them to sound. I would guess that many people will play them all at once, but when you get into more advanced styles, then you may play some notes before the others or break them up, and they will sound very nice.

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Re: Understanding and playing chords
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2009, 04:33:01 PM »
When I chord out songs, I use dashes to represent chords in which you play all the notes at the sam time. Example:

C / C-E-G *play all 4 notes at the same time

I use commas to represent single notes in which u play each note one at a time. Example:

/ C, D, Eb *play the C first, then the D, then the Eb

Others do it differently. To be absolutely sure, u can just pm the chord poster on how to play the chords or you can listen to the song while u follow along with the posted chords to get your answer.
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Re: Understanding and playing chords
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2009, 05:12:55 PM »
Welcome to the LGM family "ladydeej"....Be Blessed.

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Re: Understanding and playing chords
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2009, 05:27:01 PM »
When I chord out songs, I use dashes to represent chords in which you play all the notes at the sam time. Example:

C / C-E-G *play all 4 notes at the same time

I use commas to represent single notes in which u play each note one at a time. Example:

/ C, D, Eb *play the C first, then the D, then the Eb

Others do it differently. To be absolutely sure, u can just pm the chord poster on how to play the chords or you can listen to the song while u follow along with the posted chords to get your answer.

Thats a nice system.

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