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An easy way to remember the treble clef is that the spaces spell out FACE from the bottom up. For the lines, think of EGBEF as Every Greedy Boy Expects Failure.
In the bass clef, the bottom clef, think of the lines GBDFA from the bottom up as, Great Boys Draw Fancy Art.
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Normal G: 320001
Nashville style G: 3x0033
Greetings earthling and vagrants, above are the major Tom chords, plus an F#. To read them you read from left to right, top string to bottom string. The number is the fret. Fancy this, comrade, for the A chord, you don’t fret the top two strings, or the bottom string, but on the D,G, and B strings you fret the second fret.
On the B chord, the x mean to mute the string, aka you put your finger on it, but don’t press down, so it doesn’t make much or any sound. For that final chord the F#, you can move that same chord shape up the neck, aka, a movable chord. On the 3rd fret it's a G major, then on the 4th it’s G# major, and on the 5th fret it changes like a butterfly into A major.
Remember that, as the songbook typewriter musician always says, between B and C and E and F no flats or sharps exist. So 6th fret = A# major, 7th fret = B major, 8th fret = C major and so on.
Now put your chord skills to use with some free song chord charts …Here.
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Polychords are two chords played at the same time.
The Elektra chord is made of E major and C# minor. (EG#B and C#E#G#)
The Petrushka Chord is made of CMaj and F#Maj (CEG and F#A#C#)
The Prometheus or Mystic Chord is made of C F# Bb E A D
The Tristian Chord is made up of F B D# and G#
The Psalms Chord is made up of E G B G in the bass and G E G B in the treble.
Slash chords are written as a chord and bass note with a slash in between. For example, A/C would be an A chord with a C in the bass, and Dsus4/C would be a Dsus4 chord with C in the bass (3rd fret on the A string).