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(@el_warko)
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Greeting all,

i am writing a song on sibelius (the demo, it's free and can't save, but it beats the $NZ 1500 i would otherwise have to lay out).
I play in a jazz band and use a piano to write the guitar and trumpet parts, mostly because the guitar sound on sibelius is awful, (or maybe it's my sound card) but i digress.

Anyways it's a slow number and in the chorus, the chord progression goes:

Am (1/2 note) G6 (1/8th note) B(b5) (dotted 1/4 note).

My question is this; i am not a guitar player (learning), and was wondering how difficult the G6 to B(b5) would be on guitar.

thanks so much for you time

Mark

p.s. sibelius demo if anyones interested is available at

http://www.sibelius.com/download/

el_warko


   
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(@noteboat)
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Depends on the voicings. With a chord having only the space of an eighth note, I'd be looking to make the fingering for that change as close as possible... but luckily the G6 can be done on the first four open strings, so this is pretty doable.

I'd probably finger it:

0-0-1
1-0-0
2-0-x
2-0-1
0-x-x
x-x-x

That gives you A-E-A-C-E for the A minor moving to D-G-B-E for the G6, and D#-B-F for the B(b5).

There are a lot of ways to finger a chord on guitar... but of three variations I just tried out, that's clearly the easiest.

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(@el_warko)
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Cheers for that

el_warko


   
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(@undercat)
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0-0-1
1-0-0
2-0-x
2-0-1
0-x-x
x-x-x

Dang that's nifty. Nice work.

Do something you love and you'll never work a day in your life...


   
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