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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: How to put chords to sheet music


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joeh4232 - Posted - 03/25/2017:  05:10:26


Need a little help, or for me probably a lot of help. Is there an easy way to put chords to sheet music Lake Dore Waltz? I have this piece alfwarnock.info/ofe/pdf/27.pdf  its a nice old waltz from the Ottawa Fiddle Ensemble.  I f I can get chords to it I can put it in my BIAB to play along. And for my backgound in music theory mine consists of turning the knob on the radio.

AZJohnB - Posted - 03/25/2017:  06:47:19


I play along with a recording until I learn them and then write the chords in.

martynspeck - Posted - 03/25/2017:  08:31:11


quote:

Originally posted by joeh4232

 

Need a little help, or for me probably a lot of help. Is there an easy way to put chords to sheet music Lake Dore Waltz? I have this piece alfwarnock.info/ofe/pdf/27.pdf  its a nice old waltz from the Ottawa Fiddle Ensemble.  I f I can get chords to it I can put it in my BIAB to play along. And for my backgound in music theory mine consists of turning the knob on the radio.







To some degree, you'll need to figure them out.



I don't see a source for the chords online. However, it looks like it's in D so you can probably get by with D, G and A. (That's the I, IV and V. All that means is D is the first note in the D scale. G is the 4th and A is the 5th). For some reason those chords 'work'.



I think my approach would be: in BIAB, give all the measures a D chord. Some of the measures won't sound right. For the ones that don't sound right try either G or A. 



 



 



 


Edited by - martynspeck on 03/25/2017 08:45:53

joeh4232 - Posted - 03/25/2017:  13:45:30


Hey thanks Marty. I will give that a try. I guess keep trying different chords to replace the D until it sounds right, makes sense.

FiddleBas - Posted - 03/25/2017:  17:34:26


quote:

Originally posted by joeh4232

 

Hey thanks Marty. I will give that a try. I guess keep trying different chords to replace the D until it sounds right, makes sense.







I think Marty is right it's just I/IV/V for this one (not a given for waltzes - they are prone to having other chords). Attached is what sounds about right to me. 


joeh4232 - Posted - 03/26/2017:  05:02:25


thanks Bas will try it out.

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