Guide to Capo, Transposing, & the Nashville Numbering System by Dix Bruce. Have you ever wondered what musicians mean when they describe chord progressions as “One, five, one” or “Three, six, two, five”? Have you been puzzled by chord charts written with numbers (“The Nashville Numbering System”) instead of letters? Have you had difficulty transposing a song from one key to another or with writing a basic chord chart? If so, read on!

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Guide to Capo, Transposing, & the Nashville Numbering System begins with basic music theory about scales and keys and explains how and why capos work the way they do. The book then discusses how chords function in keys and teaches you how to transpose several songs with and without the capo. The “Nashville Numbering System” is introduced by analyzing typical chord progressions and swapping numbers (“one, four, five”) for chord names (“D, G, A”). Then you’ll examine different notation sub-styles and learn how to convert several well-known songs to number charts. The more advanced number charts show detailed arrangements with modulations, intros, endings, a variety of chords, repeats, fermatas, strum patterns, beat accents, and much more. If you’re interested in why the capo works as it does; if you want to learn how to transpose with and without the capo; if you’re a songwriter or gigging musician who needs to know how to read, write, and understand “Nashville Number charts,” this book is for you!

We also have a DVD version of Guide to the Capo where Dix Bruce demonstrates how to use several different styles of capos on both acoustic and electric guitars. He also demonstrates additional capo techniques like using the capo to simulate a “dropped D” tuning. Click here for info: Guide to the Capo DVD.

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