Chords in CGc

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Chords in CGc

Postby Kay » Thu May 01, 2008 11:56 am

As stated in a previous post, I have recently discovered the wonderful sound of CGc. Now some questions for this musically challenged soul :)

If I want to convert guitar tab to dulcimer tab and use the CGc tuning, what chord chart do I use? For example, what would be a C7 or C or F?

Specifically, I want to tab "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow" found here in guitar tab - http://www.jumbojimbo.com/lyrics.php?so ... ype=chords

Is this possible?

Thanks much,
Kay
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Postby Kay » Thu May 01, 2008 11:59 am

Ooops, forgot to explain - I want the tab to accompany someone singing. Thought the CGc might be best for this.

Love the simple guitar strumming accompaniment that is on the Alison Krauss/Cox family version. Can something similar be done on the dulcimer?

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Re: Chords in CGc

Postby flyingcursor » Thu May 01, 2008 12:02 pm

Kay wrote:As stated in a previous post, I have recently discovered the wonderful sound of CGc. Now some questions for this musically challenged soul :)

If I want to convert guitar tab to dulcimer tab and use the CGc tuning, what chord chart do I use? For example, what would be a C7 or C or F?

Specifically, I want to tab "I Know Who Holds Tomorrow" found here in guitar tab - http://www.jumbojimbo.com/lyrics.php?so ... ype=chords

Is this possible?

Thanks much,
Kay


Key,

Very possible.
In CGC your chords are shaped just like they are in DAD since you're still in a 1 5 8 tuning.

C = D shape. Play just like you'd play a D chord
F = G shape Play just like you'd play a G chord.
G = A shape. Play just like you'd play an A chord.

In this song there's a A7 and a D7. If you were in the key of D then that would be the same as B7 and an E7 respectively.
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Re: Chords in CGc

Postby Kay » Thu May 01, 2008 12:51 pm

flyingcursor wrote:
Very possible.
In CGC your chords are shaped just like they are in DAD since you're still in a 1 5 8 tuning.

C = D shape. Play just like you'd play a D chord
F = G shape Play just like you'd play a G chord.
G = A shape. Play just like you'd play an A chord.

In this song there's a A7 and a D7. If you were in the key of D then that would be the same as B7 and an E7 respectively.


Oh, so it is as simple as bumping everything up a notch (i. e. C = D) and using the chord charts I have?

Excellent! This opens up many possibilities :D

Thanks very much!
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Postby mrjop1975 » Sat May 03, 2008 9:53 am

Kay, same rule applies in CGG which is DAA but down a step, where the chord shapes would be the same in CGG as DAA.

Good luck with working I Know Who Holds Tommorow out on the dulcimer!
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Postby jan hammond » Mon May 05, 2008 1:06 pm

Tom and Missy have done all the work....it's all right here http://www.strothers.com/chords.htm and easy to use!

Till we meet again,
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Postby dulcilydian » Mon May 05, 2008 5:30 pm

I looked at the chords. Here's some you might try:

A7 = 5-7-5
C = 0-0-0 or 2-3-4
C7 = 4-5-6
D7 = 5-6+-7 or 1-1-0
F = 3-3-3 or 3-1-0
F7 = same as F unless you have a 1+ fret
G7 = 1-0-3

Hopefully these help.
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