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Chord Req: #27 in Nashville # System

GUEST,Mark 03 Jan 08 - 07:27 AM
Melissa 02 Jan 08 - 03:38 PM
GLoux 02 Jan 08 - 03:37 PM
HiHo_Silver 02 Jan 08 - 03:32 PM
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Subject: RE: Chord Req: #27 in Nashville # System
From: GUEST,Mark
Date: 03 Jan 08 - 07:27 AM

As a staff writer for Tree Publishing (before it was Sony/Tree) in Nashville in the early '80's I became fairly proficient at the number system. There is no # above 7, as the numbers merely designate chords. The "7" chord is a half-step below the "1", for example "F#" in the key of "G", or "B" in the key of "C". In the original example, the number would have been written as a "2" with a smaller "7" to the right and slightly above or below the "2", hence the confusion. The bar designated as (2 5) is called a split bar. In a 4/4 time signature the "2" chord would get 2 beats and the "5" chord would get 2 beats. A "2-" is a "2 minor", or "A Minor" in the key of "G". A number with a small circle above and to the right of it is a diminished chord, and a number with a "+" above and to the right of it is an augmented chord. It's a great system, and very helpful if the singer's key has not been established yet, unlike musical notation which of course must specify a key.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: #27 in Nashville # System
From: Melissa
Date: 02 Jan 08 - 03:38 PM

If 2 is D...27 should be D7, I think


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: #27 in Nashville # System
From: GLoux
Date: 02 Jan 08 - 03:37 PM

I'm not familiar with the Nashville # System, but could it mean the 7th of the 2 chord? In the Key of A, that would be B7.

-Greg


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Subject: Chord Req: #27 in Nashville # System
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 02 Jan 08 - 03:32 PM

Hello: I am new to the Nashville # System and am unsure what the # 27 designates in the following progression. Song - Just Bummin Around. Key A: Chorus: 4 4 1 1 27 27 5 5 1 1 5 5 5 5 (2 5) 1

In Fact what does any number designate above 8. Presume it applies to octaves.


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