Guide to Capo, Transposing & the Nashville Numbering System (eBook)
30607EB
This Mel Bay Qwikguide begins with basic music theory about scales and keys and teaches how to transpose several songs with and without the capo. Then we look at chords in keys and explore some typical chord progressions by swapping numbers (one, four, five) for the chord names (D, G, A). Finally we study the Nashville Numbering System in depth by examining different notation styles and converting several well-known songs to number charts. The more advanced number charts show detailed arrangements with modu ...more
Product Number:
30607EB
Format:
eBook
Skill Level:
Beginning
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
56
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6191-1718-5
ISBN13:
978-16191-1718-1
Series:
Qwikguide
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
2/7/2017
This Mel Bay Qwikguide begins with basic music theory about scales and keys and teaches how to transpose several songs with and without the capo. Then we look at chords in keys and explore some typical chord progressions by swapping numbers (one, four, five) for the chord names (D, G, A). Finally we study the Nashville Numbering System in depth by examining different notation styles and converting several well-known songs to number charts. The more advanced number charts show detailed arrangements with modulations, intros, extros, a variety of chords, repeats, fermatas, strum patterns, beat accents, and much more. If you're interested in why the capo works as it does; if you're a songwriter or gigging musician who needs to know how to read, write, and understand Nashville Number charts, this book is for you!
Guide to Capo, Transposing, & the Nashville Numbering System

Introduction............................................................................. 3

The Chromatic Scale.................................................................. 3

Keyboard Charts # 1................................................................... 4

Fingerboard Chart # 1................................................................. 5

Fingerboard Chart #2................................................................. 6

Chromatic Scale / A Chromatic Scale............................................. 8

The Major Scale........................................................................ 9

Piano Keyboard / C Major Scale.................................................... 9

G Major Scale / C Major Scale..................................................... 10

Piano Keyboard / G Major Scale................................................... 11

Major Scale Chart..................................................................... 12

Key Signatures......................................................................... 13

The Capo.............................................................................. 15

Capo Chart.............................................................................. 18

Will the Circle Be Unbroken........................................................ 22

Quiz so Far........................................................................... 24

More Transposing..................................................................... 25


All About Keys........................................................................ 29

More About Key Signatures........................................................ 33

Don't Let Your Deal Go Down............................................. 36

Scale and Chord Chart......................................................... 39

Fair and Tender Ladies............................................................. 41

Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho....................................... 43

The Nashville Numbering System............................................... 45

Number Chart #1: La Bamba.............................................. 46

Number Box Chart # 2: Fair & Tender Ladies................................ 47

Number Charts #3: 50s Rock and #4: Amazing Grace.......... 48

Number Chart #5: Amazing Grace.............................................. 49

Number Chart #6: House of the Rising Sun and # 7............... 51

Number Chart #8..................................................................... 52

Number Charts #9 and #10................................................ 53

Number Chart #11................................................................... 54

Number Chart #12.............................................................. 55

Coda..................................................................................... 56

 
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