Chord Sheets

Original method to transfer music onto a sheet is to write Music Sheet with symbols.

However, on myChordBook, we use Chord Sheets to show timing of chords. In Music Sheets, notes are put onto the sheet according to the tempo of the song. However, on a Chord Sheet, there are only lyrics and chords. Chords are placed according to lyrics. There are many ways to write a Chord Sheet according to the taste of writer, however in general, chords are placed right above the lyric lines. It is preferable to place a chord right on the related lyric-syllable.


D0                      F#m1 
0If you ever leave me baby 
D2 F#m3 1Leave some morphine at my door Em4 Bm5 2Cause it would take a whole lot of medication Em6 A7 3To realize what we used to have, we don't

If there are no lyrics but chords in some parts of a song, generally part name is written like this:


Intro:
A D F# G 

If the chords are being repeated at some parts of a song (verse 1, verse 2 etc.), we generally do not repeat the chords. Below, second paragraph (B part of the song) has the same chords with the first paragraph.


D0                      F#m1 
0If you ever leave me baby 
D2 F#m3 1Leave some morphine at my door Em4 Bm5 2Cause it would take a whole lot of medication Em6 A7 3To realize what we used to have, we don't, 4 5Have it anymore 6 7There's no religion that could save me 8No matter how long my knees are on the floor, oh oh 9So keep in mind all the sacrifices I'm makin' 10To keep you by my side to keep you from walking out the door

Keep in mind that these are not rules but general usage of Chord Sheets. On myChordBook, our musicians try to create reliable and easy-to-understand chord sheets.

Next we will learn about Scales.