|From:||Rob "Bodhi" Wolff|
|Sent on:||Thursday, March 14, 2013 8:54 AM|
I have been answering a lot of questions regarding charts these days.
There are definitely more-useful and less-useful ways of presenting music structure to a group of people, and so I whipped up a document yesterday morning to walk through some core concepts such as basic chord theory, song structure, charts, and even some links as to where to find them.
If you're hoping to get musicians to play along with you, having a good chart is probably a solid first step.
It is always nice when everybody just knows a song, and nobody has to do homework -- but that's the lucky lottery situation. Instead of just trusting to luck, it is easier and much more polite to do a little homework before asking people to back you up.
So to help you navigate the better vs. worse ways, I whipped up a little document yesterday morning. It is rather dense (I tried to cover as much as possible for those who haven't had any exposure to the material before) and it is simply a draft version (so expect some errors here and there).
I hope you find it useful in helping you figure out how to make your own charts, and get your book started the right way.
You can find it at the top of the Files section on the meetup site. Or at the link below.