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Reading a Chart

Reading a Chart.

 

Letís start at the top. Obviously the name of the song. To the right would be the performer whom I transcribed the song from. In some cases itís not the original composer but another version. To the left is the Ďfeel of the songí : kind of a simple description of way we should interpret the tune.

 

 

The DS symbol: is a placeholder. Usually somewhere else in the chart there will be a D.S. tag, which signals the reader to go back to that placeholder. A Coda: is another placeholder, usually at the end of a tune and is usually used in conjunction with a: and .

 

 

 

The paired dots at the beginning and end of these measures indicates

a single repeat.