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Knowledge Check

14 August 2013 - 12:28 AM

Please keep me honest.  I know I'm getting ahead of myself lesson wise but...


Most blues, rock and country use a standard chord progression of I IV V.  If I have a song in the key of C  the chords would break down to:

I - C, ii - Dm, iii - Em, IV - F, V - G, vi - Am, vii - B


so if I have a song, say Kum Ba Yah in the key of D it happens to use I - D, IV - G and V - A7 (V chords are often made to 7 or sus 4 from my understanding to add variety and emotion). 


I can change the chord markings on the lead sheet to I , IV and V.  Then I could, if my understanding is correct, use the I IV V from any key and play the same song (chords only obviously) so I could accompany someone that sings or plays in a different key.


I kept this kinda simple so I dont confuse myself, but I think Im on the right track...


All input welcome!

Worship Songs Online

14 August 2013 - 12:05 AM

Others may have known about this but I found http://www.hymnal.net  today when searching for a song we sang back in my youth.  Lot of good songs!


Setting up for slide

21 July 2013 - 05:31 PM

Greg, any tips on setting up a guitar for slide?  Ive moved to heavy strings (Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky), set the action up higher and Im working on changing the radius for the strings to be flat instead of the 16 they were at.  Since Im setting up the action much higher so the slide wont hit the frets, should I raise the PUPs up also?  Since Im 'flattening' the string radius across, should the tops of the strings be level or hte bottoms?  Im thinking tops but wanted to double check.  Thanks!