We told you recently about our new Super Chord Charts and many of you have purchased them and generally given some very warm feedback. One request, however, was for a free sample.
We’ve therefore put together an interactive sample for you. Not only will this let you see what the charts look like in detail, but using by “mouseovers” it explains what the various symbols and abbreviations mean.
Our original post announcing the chord charts is below:
Praise and Worship Backing Track Super Chord Charts
Our new Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player and the simpler SplitTrack video downloads are selling really well. Inevitably we’ve had lots of people asking for chord charts. With so many free (read “illegal”) chord charts on the internet, often with inaccurate chords and different arrangements to our backing tracks we wanted to create chord charts with some great additional content.
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 Worship 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
CLICK HERE to access our song list where all our tracks and chord charts are available.
A New Hallelujah
Everlasting God (Strength Will Rise)
Here I Am To Worship
Holy Is The Lord
Love Come Down
You Never Let Go
Depending on your feedback and sales levels we will make more chord charts available in due course. Please let us know what you think of them. They are a lot of work to produce – time we could spend on other projects – so we only want to continue with these if you genuinely find them useful.
Why are you charging for our chord charts?
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.