Surely you have already met unknown to you hithertoThe notation of chords in tablatures and notes like this: Am, E, G. These symbols are intended to facilitate the process of reading chords by accelerating it, and also making tablatures more visible. Much in fact it is easier to read and comprehend the combination of Am, than to read "A-minor".
Although an untrained person will certainly not understand in this notation, so we will try to explain everything in more detail.
Everything is really simple. According to European traditions, it is customary to call the notes in Latin letters. And here is the list, which reflects how the note is read in the European version:
Before ? This C-
Re? This D-
Mi? This E-
Fa? This F-
Salt? This G-
La? This A-
C corresponds to H, and B flat? B.
In modern music, for example in jazz, oftenIt is possible to meet the so-called game on "digits", which is a simple sheet music sheet, which is divided into bars. In each bar there should be a designation of a key or a chord (well, it's more convenient for someone). Thus, the musician sees the harmonic sequence of the performed composition, which he accompanies or improvises. This recording is very convenient, especially if you are a session musician and you need to play a whole concert after just a couple of rehearsals.
And now back to the notation. Major chords are denoted by the capital letter of the Latin alphabet. C major? Is it C, D? This is D and so on.
Minor chords are denoted similarly, only to their name is assigned the lowercase letter? M ?.
There are also seventh chords. There are only seven types:
The larger minor - Ammaj7 or Am? -
Major major - Amaj7 or A? -
Small minor - Am7-
Small major - A7-
Increased - A5 + / maj7-
Reduced ? Ao-
Small reduced? Am? Or Am5- / 7.
Other chords: the numbers in the chords indicate the step of this scale, the signs? +? And ??? Next to the figure, it is said that this level is elevated or lowered. That's all the wisdom of chord reading.