The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #26622   Message #321218
Posted By: Matt_R
17-Oct-00 - 06:03 PM
Thread Name: Theory questions that make me nuts--
Subject: RE: Theory questions that make me nuts--
Also, when someone asks for chords for a song, 9 times out of 10 they actually KNOW how the song goes. Let's face it, if you've never heard a song before, not amount of lyrics/chords combinations will tell you how the song goes. Personally, I find the DDDAAAA//// thing VERY annoying. I've been reading lead sheets for a while now (3 years). I don't even put chords over the words any more, I just write them in a little box off to the side of the lyrics. I can pick up a lead sheet for a song I haven't heard in 5 years, and I can instantly start playing. The DDAA/// only really works for beginners, who do one strum per beat.