We’ve had some great feedback on our new “Super Chord Charts” so we’ve added another 11 to the range. These are:
Blessed Be Your Name
Extravagant Worship (currently our free MultiTrack of the Month)
From the Inside Out
Giver of Life
How Great Is Our God
In Christ Alone
Mighty To Save
Click HERE to go to our Song List page where all our tracks and chord charts can be accessed.
You can have a look at the interactive sample before you buy so you know what the chord charts feature.
What’s wrong with traditional chord charts?
Most chord charts don’t give you enough information. They are OK as a guide if your musicians know 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 or 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? And are the chord charts you are using even legal?
We’ve addressed all those issues in our brand new concept the “Super” Chord Chart.
Each Super 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
Whilst the internet is awash with free chord charts they are often wrong and very basic. With a few exceptions these online charts are also breaking copyright law. We are charging for our chord charts for two reasons. Firstly, we have to pay the original songwriter/publisher a fee for each chart downloaded. Secondly, we’ve crammed LOADS of extras into our charts including chord shapes, strumming pattern, song pathway, bar lines, full words and more. Some of the songs are in different keys to the usual recordings (we try to ensure the keys are nice and “congregational”) and some of the arrangements are a little different to some that you might be familiar with. We hope you feel that they are value for money.