REQ: wats da best way to form chords of a song

Discussion in 'Hindi Guitar Tabs - Submit or Request' started by milesfastguy, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. milesfastguy

    milesfastguy New Member

    hi to everyone at IGT. "im maturing as a guitarist day by day". well dats sumthin my friends tell me. its pleasing to hear dat n i owe a lot to IGT n all u guys who solved my probs. guys today i hav this to ask::

    wat according to u is da best way to formalate da chords of a song. here i want u to assume dat i know n hav heard da song. in other words wat is da best method to form chords of a song when its lead pattern n notes r known.
    one source told me dat if u know da lead notes then da chords r da notes themselves. meaning if for example da lead notes r C, E, G....... then da chords would also be C E G except dat u hav to find whether its a major, minor or some other variation.
    another source told me dat for finding chords u hav to listen to da bass line of da song n u get da chordal movement frm there n he said dat u need very keen ears for dat.

    so guys wat do u say?? which is correct?? or are both wrong??

    thanks milesfast...................................
  2. musicmanPKR

    musicmanPKR New Member

    noth r correct .. but both have certain limitations

    if you follow the first meathod .. u'll end up with some pretty melodious chords but that meathod becomes a headache for complex songs

    the second meathod is a li'l confusive for songs with alternate bassline (i kno those are uncommon .. but still their existence can't be neglected)

    the third (and the best meathod) is pitch recognition .. as you grow more mature in music .. or if u get any course for this .. u'll slowly be able to hear the individual notes of any chord played .. still further .. u'll be able to recognize notes just by hearing 'em .. i am able to idenify a few common notes pretty easily

    so don't worry .. things will go slow .. but the effect is permanent .. till then u can use the first two meathods .. they work out well in most cases!!
  3. milesfastguy

    milesfastguy New Member

    musicmanPKR,,thanks a lot 4 ur valued reply. im already using da first two methods for finding chords......with marginal success. but i definitely feel dat the third method u said about is da missing link...pitch recognition i feel takes considerable amount of time to master.....but 4 music u gotta hav patience rite??? it involves concepts of absolute n relative pitches n if im not wrong its called "ear training" in music language....
    am i rite??
  4. musicmanPKR

    musicmanPKR New Member

    yeah .. u're rite .. it is called ear training

    try searching around the net for ear training programs!!!
  5. danjeev

    danjeev New Member

    wow thats a bit difficult i did try it but i could because i'm still a noob :( hope to progress soon.
  6. milesfastguy

    milesfastguy New Member

    well musicmanPKR thanks once again. well i hav already started ear training n i dare say its difficult. i searched some programs on da net n found some good ones. well da program has given me a homework first- "try to develop ur musical sense". try to distinguish n identify some common sounds in everyday the tuning fork is da low E note,, da note we hear on pickin a telephone reciever is A etc etc.
    after dat i hav to open my 11th class physics textbook n deeply go through the topic "beat phenomena" coz da author feels it is a pre-requisite to understanding absolute n relative pitches.
    do u think im goin rite?? plz reply

  7. chatty_arko

    chatty_arko New Member

    according to me tabbing d song nd den goin for d chords is d most simplest technique .milesfastguy its a nice thing dat u started this forum it wud help many
  8. milesfastguy

    milesfastguy New Member

    thanks chatty....dats wat i think too n i find it practical too...mostly da chords r just da lead notes....but im planning to go much deeper in music so i hav started to ear train..

  9. chatty_arko

    chatty_arko New Member

    all d best dude may u achieve great scales in life

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