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Music books



Music books

So begining a complete beginer how do you play from the various song books out there? There are typically a Treble staff with the individual notes for a song and then chord symbols as well. So my question here is what do you play...both the chords and the melody line or just one or the other?


Posted 7 months ago by Lance Manus - 2 replies

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Hi Lance,
Stay with the chords. You will have fun that way. After a while, you will want to progress to the melody. When that happens, let us know.

I started with John Denver, Country Roads for chords, and the Animals, House of the Rising Sun for both strumming and picking. What fun!
Cheers Mate, Jim Lair


Reply posted 3 weeks ago by Jim Lair


I used to play the chords named above the staff. I did that for Many Many years. Now, If you try to play the notes written in the staff, you Will notice that they may not all be part of the chord named above the staff and also, some notes of the chord are not player. It is When I décided to try playing fingerstyle that I happen so discover that ! The reason is that most songs can be player on a there chord set (I-IV-V of the harmonized scale) whom, taken together, contain the whole scale. So, most of us use to play the accompiment chords, but the soloist Will play the staff or an arrangement of thèse mélodique notes.
Hope It helps!


Reply posted 7 months ago by Marc Mony



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