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Offline Myshia4sho

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Scale Charts NEED HELP
« on: July 31, 2012, 11:55:42 AM »
Can anyone help me with how to explain find or figure out persay the concept of the scale chart?

Like when someone give you this as an example


VERSE
D                       Ebdim  A4               A
Bless the Lord,             Oh my soul
         D    D/F#   D4/G     D/A    Ebdim    Em
And   all    that    is           with    in           me
D/A      G+6     D/A      A   G+6/D      D
Bless    His       Ho   -    ly   Na   -       me    :|

CHORUS
D                                          A
He has done great things
A                                          D
He has done great things
D                                         G+6
He has done great things
                D/A     A     G+6/D       D
Bless His Ho   -   ly     Na      -    me

**** I have no clue how to break this down or to find notes for this.... NOT THE SONG but the concept itself****  ;D If you can help Bless You if you can't bless you still lol

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Re: Scale Charts NEED HELP
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 02:18:42 PM »


There are two things that are required to understand a chord chart:

1. You must understand how to read chords.

2. You must be familiar with the song that you intend on playing.

According to your song example, the song starts out with a D chord. Which means you would play DF#A or some variation. Next, you would play Ebdim (Eb Gb Bbb)  as a passing chord because it is not above a word. The A4 is new to me. I'll assume you meant  A (A C# E), which will be played next. Ect.....

Note: Your arrangement of the song seems a bit odd.

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Re: Scale Charts NEED HELP
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 08:28:27 AM »
Can anyone help me with how to explain find or figure out persay the concept of the scale chart?


A chord chart is simply a short-cut way of writing the chords for a song. The player is at liberty to play the chords however he/she chooses to. Like jones178 said, you have to be familiar with chord symbols & how they translate to playable notes and you must know the song itself  (the tempo, rhythms, etc.). Without that, chord charts won't do you much good.

For help on how to read chord symbols, just follow this link: http://www.learngospelmusic.com/forums/index.php/topic,79098.0.html


The A4 is new to me.


A4 is more likely an Asus4 chord. They probably just left out the sus. part. So, you would play A-D-E, or some variation of that.
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Re: Scale Charts NEED HELP
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 08:46:40 AM »
Another thing you could do is re-write it into a format you're familiar with. Like this:

VERSE
D                       Ebdim  A4               A
Bless the Lord,             Oh my soul
         D    D/F#   D4/G     D/A    Ebdim    Em
And   all    that    is           with    in           me
D/A      G+6     D/A      A   G+6/D      D
Bless    His       Ho   -    ly   Na   -       me    :|

CHORUS
D                                          A
He has done great things
A                                          D
He has done great things
D                                         G+6
He has done great things
                D/A     A     G+6/D       D
Bless His Ho   -   ly     Na      -    me

Bless the Lord,
Ebdim
A4  oh my soul,
A
and
all
D/F#  that
D4/G  is
D/A  with-
Ebdim  in
Em  me
D/A  bless
G+6  His
D/A  ho-
ly
G+6/D  na-
ame,
(repeat)


Both examples give you the same information, just presented in a different way. And again, you gotta be able to read chord symbols and know the song in order for it to help you.


Note: Your arrangement of the song seems a bit odd.

It actually looks like a pretty good standard arrangement, if you changed one of the symbols:

Quote
D/A      G+6     D/A      A   G+6/D      D
Bless    His       Ho   -    ly   Na   -       me    :|

That D/A would sound better being a D/F#. I'm guessing it's probably a typo on the arranger's part.
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