The Guitar Chord Bible, with its 3,024 chords offers a complete solution for both beginner and experienced professional musician alike. The layout is uncomplicated and follows a logical musical progression from standard major chords up to the more esoteric thirteenths used by many jazz players. At least 3 versions of each chord are provided. To accompany the 3,024 chords, a further 576 possible moveable chord configurations are included, together with a useful range of major and minor slash chords, reflecting the popularity of this type of chord in many of today's artist and compilation topline songbooks. The Guitar Chord Bible also includes 144 open string chords, further expanding the uses for this uniquely versatile publication. This highly comprehensive guide provides the musician with no fewer than 68 different types of chord in all twelve keys, making it the definitive publication for the Guitar. Whether you play folk, rock, pop, jazz, blues, country or any other type of popular music, The Guitar Chord Bible makes the ideal reference source for all occasions. Standard Chords covered in The Guitar Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): C, Cm, C7, Cm7, C5, C6, Cm6, Cmaj7, Cdim, Cdim7, C-5, C+, Csus2, Csus4, C7sus4, Cm7-5, Cadd9, Cmadd9, C6add9, Cm6add9, C7-5, C7+5, C7-9, C7+9, Cm(maj7), Cmaj7-5, Cmaj7+5, C9, Cm9, Cmaj9, C11, C13. Advanced Chords covered in The Guitar Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): C4, Cadd11, Csus4add9, Cm-6, C7sus2, C7-5-9, C7-5+9, C7+5-9, C7+5+9, C7add11, C7add13, C7+11, Cm7-5-9, Cm7-9, Cm7add11, Cmaj7+11, C9sus4, C9-5, C9+5, C9+11, Cm9-5, Cm(maj9), Cmaj9-5, Cmaj9+5, Cmaj9+11, Cmaj9add6, C11-9, Cm11, Cmaj11, C13sus4, C13-5-9, C13-9, C13+9, C13+11, Cm13, Cmaj13. Slash Chords covered in The Guitar Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): C/C, C/Db, C/D, C/Eb, C/E, C/F, C/F#, C/G, C/Ab, C/A, C/Bb, C/B, Cm/C, Cm/Db, Cm/D, Cm/Eb, Cm/E, Cm/F, Cm/F#, Cm/G, Cm/Ab, Cm/A, Cm/Bb, Cm/B. Beside the many pages of chord boxes or windows, the book features useful sections on tuning, chord construction, fingerboard layout, FAQs, alternative chord naming, fingering, slash chords, harmonic intervals, chord window blanks for transcribing your own favorite chord sequences etc. The aim of this guide is to provide the musician with the flexibility to tackle any musical project he or she may come across. Now, with the help of The Guitar Chord Bible, musicians will be able to pick up any songbook and instantly have access to even the most complex and advanced chords.
About the Author
Tobe Richards has over thirty years experience of chord theory and playing various fretted musical instruments. He's also studied design for four years in the late seventies and early eighties, combining the two disciplines to produce comprehensive, yet easily accessible musical instruction guides for the last ten years. His books are currently being used in every corner of the globe.