7 Types Of Music Notation For Guitar

There are a number of different systems of music notation for the guitar. Those systems are standard treble clef, lead sheets, guitar tab, chord charts, chord diagrams, Nashville numbers, and Roman number analysis. I explain each type, have graphics for each, cover how to read and use each of them, and have PDF files free for download.

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Time Signatures Examples: 117 Songs Not In 4/4 Time

This article is geared towards the guitarist or musician interested in playing and \ or writing music in time signatures other than 4/4 common time. I have 117 song examples of time signatures from rock, country, folk and other genres in 5 commonly seen time signatures other than common time. I also have song examples with odd time signatures and polyrhythms.

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E7#5b9: 10 Augmented Seventh Guitar Chord Shapes

The 7#5b9 chord is one of the best altered 7th chords in my opinion. I have 10 open and closed chords for the 7#5b9 and E7#5b9 chords, as well as a chord I came up with: the 7#5b9/#9. I cover the intervals in the chord, the chord tones for the chords in the key of E and talk about how and when to use the chord.

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8 Open D♭7♭5#9 & 3 Closed 7♭5#9 Guitar Chord Voicings

The 7b5#9 chord is one of the four 7alt chords in music, typically built from the altered scale. Altered seventh chords, in the strictest sense, are dominant 7th chords that have both an altered 5th and an altered 9th. I cover the notes and intervals for the 7♭5#9 chord, how to use the chord and show 3 closed voicings and 8 open for the 7♭5#9 chord.

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F# Diminished Guitar Chords From the G Major Scale

This article covers the 6 diminished chords for the key F#. I go over the intervals in each chord type, the notes in t he F# diminished chords and the scales those chords come from. I have 21 open F# diminished chords and explain how to use the chords in your song writing.

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34 Suspended Chords In The Key Of C Major

There are a total of 74 closed and open suspended guitar chords that can be built from the key of C major. Those chords are for the types sus (or sus4), sus2 and sus add9. The sus add9 chord is sometimes notated as sus4 sus2 (or sus2 sus4). I list 34 of those guitar chords in this article, the remaining 40 are in other articles.

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