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Re: guitar chords
From: Joshua N Pritikin
December 21, 2004 22:17
Re: guitar chords
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On Tue, 2004-12-21 at 18:14 +1100, Charles Web wrote:
> If you wanted to convert the actual notes of a guitar chord to the
> notes then you could consult a guitar chord chart to work out the notes of
> each of the six strings.
> For example. The C chord consists of the notes C E G but a guitar chord
> will have
> duplicated notes, for example e c e g c e so you have the E note
> repeated but
> at different octaves.
Yah, that sounds like what I need (unless someone has done it already).
Where can I find a guitar chord chart?
> Understanding chords firstly requires you know the notes of each scale
> then how a chord is constructed.
> A major chord uses the 1st 3rd and 5th note of a scale.
> So for C major, the notes are C D E F G A B C' (the C is an ocatve
> above the first)...
Hrm, but that's a piano chord, right? I mean, guitar chords and piano
chords are different, no?
> Perhaps you could elaborate on what you are trying to achieve?
> For example, given a chord you may want to play the notes in an arpeggio
> or fingerpicking pattern.
Well, someone else mentioned Musical Midi Accompianment. I tried it
out. I found MMA's groove FolkArticulated more than adequate for my
needs, in terms of musical quality. However, it seems like MMA only
knows about piano chords, not guitar chords. Is this a correct
To give you some idea of what I'm trying to do, I have about 100 songs
formatted informally in ASCII with guitar chords. I want to turn these
into MIDI. The quality of the MIDI isn't all that important as long as
it sounds roughly correct.
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