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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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For chords, she posts a weekly video of herself arpeggiating a chord and has students comment on the quality of the chord (bonus if they can name the chord symbol).
The bass note is the tonic note of the chord symbol, or if the chord is written, for example, as C/E, then the note E would be the bass note in the left hand.
Guitar music, for instance, is supported exceptionally well with its own symbol pallet for fingering, string indications, and strum directions, as well as chord symbol and tablature notation.
The book would become more useful if chord symbol notation were included; thus, as students gain more skills, they could use the chord charts to improvise on the basic notation.
The author offers a wonderful resource of "Jazz Theory" at the end of the book containing chord symbols, voicing, scales, modes and pentatonic scales.
You will notice that the lead sheet has the solo section with just chord symbols and slash marks.
(In these cases I often mark in chord symbols in my score just to keep myself on track.)
rather than merely with chord symbols provided; the piano parts have chord symbols, but also specify the voicing of chords and the details of ornamental "fills," just as Ellington, Basie, Williams, and their colleagues played on the recordings; and percussion rhythms capture the recorded expression of individual components of the drum kit.
Books in this series contain the lyrics, melody and chord symbols for Best Pop Vocal Performance award-winning songs, and the CDs feature demos for listening and separate backing tracks for singing along.
BOB DYLAN: 100 CLASSIC SONGS is a top recommendation for guitarists, keyboard players and more who want a survey of some 100 Dylan hits in melody line arrangements that include complete lyrics, chord symbols and guitar chord boxes.
Included is full notations with enharmonic chord symbols for more than 150 choruses of jazz blues lines in all 12 keys, using the whole register of the instrument.
Also included is a helpful guide to fundamental, a varied selection of popular tunes, as well as chord symbols for accompaniment.