chord symbol

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chord symbol

n
(Music, other) music any of a series of letters and numerals, used as a shorthand indication of chords, esp in jazz, folk, or pop music
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Beginning with an explanatory introduction to piano chord notation, construction, and theory, "Essential Piano Chords: Complete Keyboard Library with Easy to Read Chord Diagrams" continues with a complete, concise, clear visual representation of 28 commonly used chords in each key, beginning with C and progressing to all 12 keys in order of difficulty.
Additional topics include pop chord notation, tab notation and transposition.
In the second year of training, the actor progresses to an intermediate level in all the component areas of the Music Skills unit: 1) aural progresses into sight-singing and part singing; 2) music theory deals with chord knowledge and uses both contemporary chord notation and Roman numerals; 3) keyboard involves playing a melody line and being able to accompany this with chords in the left hand (called "method A" playing).
I first met Almir in 1982, when he was just starting to compile bossa nova tunes using modern chord notation symbols.
The instructional approach is primarily by ear and by learning to realize lead sheet and fake book chord notation.
An 8 -tone basic notation system is adapted with numbers and syllables and chord notations to represent musical notation for any simple song, chapters are presented on Melody.
The text has no footnotes, but now and then something that looks like footnotes proves to be musical chord notations, meaningless to most readers.
These chord notations help the pianist grasp the score's overall structure and also can come to the rescue during actual performance.
Younger students will enjoy the ease of being able to play these memorable tunes rather quickly, and the more advanced students will be able to utilize the chord notations to enrich the harmonies and add a bit of improvisation to the scores.