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    Default Need Help w/Chord Chart Search Term

    I can do my own research to find this, but I don't know the proper search term. I'm looking for a chord chart that will give me I, II, etc. chords for each key. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Need Help w/Chord Chart Search Term

    What you need is an explanation of how to harmonize a scale, in this case starting with the major scale.

    So if we are in C, the basic chords are:

    I, ii, iii, IV, V, vi, vii diminished, and back to I.

    We name them using Roman numerals, upper case for major and lower case for minor and diminished chords.

    In chord names in the key of C,

    C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am, B diminished ( just a triad, B - D - F ), and another C.

    If you really want to get into this, you need to go to the next level with 4 note chords:

    I maj7, ii7, iii7, IV maj7, V7, vi7, vii half diminished. - or in chord names,

    Cmaj7, Dm7, Em7, F maj7, G7, Am7, B half diminished (or Bm7b5, B - D - F - A ).

    This is basic diatonic harmony. I hope this helps get you started.

    The circle of 5ths will help, as will searching for "harmonizing scales".

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    Default Re: Need Help w/Chord Chart Search Term

    Thanks, David. I found this to get me started.Click image for larger version. 

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    For others who may be interested, there are lots of these to choose from if you Google "harmonizing scales."

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    https://www.musilosophy.com/chord-charts.htm

    Here’s another chart in notation, major and minor keys, notes identified.
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    Look for the “The Hal Lenard Chord Wheel”. On eBay musicians friend or your favorite music store. You dial in the key and then you can see all the notes and chords that will sound good in that key.

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    Default Re: Need Help w/Chord Chart Search Term

    Using Roman numerals is sometimes referred to as the Nashville system. It has the advantage in the studio of not being key dependent.

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    If you can use chords without open strings, you can move them anywhere. The beauty of that is not that you can move them anywhere, it is that if you can find these for one key, you have them for all keys.

    So if you know a chord with no open strings (it can be three finger chord, you don't need to strum every darn string), and you know the main note of the chord, (the C in the C chord for example) then you can remember where your fingers are in relation to that main note. For any note you chose on the fretboard, you know the chord. Put that finger on D and you know the D chord. Boom.

    Then, if you figure the I, IV and V chords of a key, like the G the C and the D chord for the key of G, and kind of get used to how to move between them, and remembering where the G note is - and knowing you can move this entire contraption anywhere, well now you can do most of what needs to be done in any key.

    In fact you can get so adept at this cheat, that you can play in a key without knowing what key you are playing in. I don't recommend it, but that's how powerful the cheat is.

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