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    The Amateur Mandolinist Mark Gunter's Avatar
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    It's been nearly a month since my last update ... I've just a few moments ago finished updating the movable chords page. I've been doing this piecemeal over the past month whenever I've had the time to work at it, and now glad to have it completed. The following improvements have been added to the movable chords page, largely based on the feedback from forum members earlier in this thread:

    1. Orientation of nut vs. bridge direction is now shown
    2. All the diagrams have a consistent six fret background
    3. "Cafe Shorthand" i.e. the useful four-digit TAB reference has been added to each diagram
    4. In the table that appears beneath each diagram listing chord names at each fret, I've added a center column indicating the "cafe shorthand" spelling at each fret.

    These changes have been a bit time-consuming and free time for doing it has been short on my end, so it may appear as though little has been done at the new site in the past month. Actually, I've been pretty busy doing this "upgrade" and will soon be free to add more material. Stay tuned!

    Thanks in advance to anyone who is willing to view the page and look for errors or make suggestions for adding movable shapes that I haven't yet included, the page is at https://theamateurmandolinist.com/20...-chord-shapes/
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    Very nice job Mark. Enormous amount of work very nicely presented.

    My own bias is toward 3 note chords, showing the basic 3 shapes of the triads, which I think is very powerful. But folks think and learn differently.

    Three notes are also much easier to play in ‘changey’ arrangements.
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    Understood Bill, my playing is a healthy mix of three string chords and four string chords, I agree with your concept but believe in learning and using as much as possible. A person can take a four string voicing and eliminate any note of it that he or she chooses, so showing the four string voicings is good practice for what I’m doing in this project, I think. Thanks for the comment.
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    Love the charts Mark. The additions really make them click in my brain, much more intuitive for me.
    I am struck by how many of the shapes can be multiple chord names depending on context.

    Noticed two minor typos I think… on Major 6 chord shape 3, the “6” is missing on all the chord names.

    And on Minor 7, the fourth moveable shape discussion starts with describing minor 6 (should be 7).

    Now I just need to figure out WHEN to use all these great chords

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    Don, I really much appreciate the errata report, more than you know! I’ll set those images right as soon as I have time to do so. Many thanks for your contributions.
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    reposted elsewhere, apologies...

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