We’ve had some great feedback on our “super” chord charts and lots of requests for more so today we have released another batch. They are listed on both the Musicademy and Worship Backing Band websites. You’ll find them (in alphabetical order on Musicademy here) or if you have an account with our sister site, Worship Backing Band you can also buy them there.
Here are all the chord charts to date (we are still working on others for you). (These links all go to Worship Backing Band):
Ancient of Days
A New Hallelujah
Bigger Than The Air I Breathe
Blessed Be Your Name
Everlasting God (Strength Will Rise)
From the Inside Out
Giver of Life
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Here I Am To Worship
Holy Is The Lord
Hosanna (Praise is Rising)
How Great is Our God
How Great Thou Art
In Christ Alone
Love Come Down
Mighty To Save
Open The Eyes of My Heart
Our God Saves
The Power of The Cross
You (Bigger Than The Air I Breathe)
You Never Let Go
Your Grace is Enough
If you’ve not come across our super chord charts before you can download an interactive sample here for free. Run your mouse over the chart to have the different areas explained.
What’s wrong with traditional chord charts?
The thing is most chord charts don’t give you enough information. They are OK as a guide if you know the song and the version of the song really well but what about the structure of the song? When does the double chorus happen? What about the arrangement when the drums drop out for two bars on verse 3? How do we communicate that? What about the bars and how do the musicians know when to change chord, especially if they haven’t got a full score of if they don’t read music? How do we know which chord to end on? What about the strumming pattern, or the drum groove? And what about if it’s played in a guitar unfriendly key and they need to transpose it for a capo?
We’ve addressed all those questions in our “Super Chord Charts”.
Each chord chart features:
The entire song on a single sheet (a second complete sheet for capo chords)
The song title, key and capo fret positioning
Each song part clearly divided into easy-to-follow sections
Bar lines between words
Exact intro and outro sequences
A breakdown and map of the song structure
Notes on when instruments drop in and out
Chord diagrams of recommended chord shapes that sound best with that song
A rhythm guide complete with acoustic guitar strumming pattern, bass groove and drum groove