• Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact

  • Chord Notation

    November 9th, 2022
    contra, music
    When I want to write chords I use a quick chord chart notation. There are lots of different ways of doing this, so I wanted to explain how the particular system I've ended up using works. Here's an example:

    |: Am AmG Am  CG  Am AmG FG Am :|
    |: Am /   AmC DE  Am /   G  Am :|
    

    Compare to chords written above standard musical notation:

    Each letter normally represents two beats. When there's a different chord for each beat you write them squished together: "AmG" is two beats, while "Am G" is four. A slash ("/") means to stay on the previous chord for another two beats. There's an extra space every eight beats and a new line every sixteen, so you can keep track of where you are in the form. I'll also add extra spaces to line things up vertically to again make it clearer how it fits the form. It works best in a monospaced font.

    Here's another example:

    |: A  AD A E  A  AD AE A :|
    |: Bm /  A /  Bm /  AE A :|
    

    Sometimes I'll use numbers instead of chord names, to make it easier to think about what's happening musically. The previous tune would be:

    |: 1  14 1 5  1  14 15 1 :|
    |: 2m /  1 /  2m /  15 1 :|
    

    Note that "14" is "1" and "4" on successive beats, not the fourteenth scale degree.

    Comment via: facebook, lesswrong, mastodon

    Recent posts on blogs I like:

    A Big Problem With The Going To Bed Book

    One day my dad was reading this book called the "Going to Bed Book" to my sister Nora. The book is basically about a bunch of animals who are getting ready for bed on a boat. They go down the stairs, take a bath, hang their towels on the wall, find…

    via Lily Wise's Blog Posts September 18, 2023

    Investing in boundaries with young kids

    Putting in some work to get the behavior you want The post Investing in boundaries with young kids appeared first on Otherwise.

    via Otherwise August 15, 2023

    Self-driving car bets

    This month I lost a bunch of bets. Back in early 2016 I bet at even odds that self-driving ride sharing would be available in 10 US cities by July 2023. Then I made similar bets a dozen times because everyone disagreed with me. The first deployment to pot…

    via The sideways view July 29, 2023

    more     (via openring)


  • Posts
  • RSS
  • ◂◂RSS
  • Contact