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Question - how to denote a chord being strummed in number notation?

Seven
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Hey y’all! I’m trying to write my first cover, and I’m having some trouble actually writing it. For example a part of the song calls for 2 4 6 (D F A, I think it’s the D chord? But I’m still very new to all this, so I’m sorry if I’m wrong!) to be strummed, and I’m having trouble conveying you need to strum the tines instead of plunking them one at a time, or plucking them all at the same time.

Sorry if this doesn’t make any sense, I don’t think I’m finding the right words here :p

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Topic starter Posted : 03/01/2021 1:47 am
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Nataliya
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@Seven - check this post here and let me know if it helps please 

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Posted : 03/01/2021 1:51 am
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Seven
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@admin Hi, thank you for your response! Unfortunately the post didn’t help - I’m wondering how to write chords in numbered notation, rather than playing them, if that makes sense? I already know I want to strum the D chord (2 4 6), I’m just trying to figure out how to best write that down for future reference/to share with others (in numbered notation). Unless I missed something in the post, which I’m very sorry if so 😥

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Topic starter Posted : 03/01/2021 2:04 am
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Seven
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*D major chord, not d chord 

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Topic starter Posted : 03/01/2021 2:06 am
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Nataliya
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Perhaps try this

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Posted : 03/01/2021 2:07 am
PensionerPosse
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If you mean playing the notes of a chord in quick succession, I believe it's called an arpeggio.

Arpeggio

A broken chord is a chord broken into a sequence of notes. A broken chord may repeat some of the notes from the chord and span one or more octaves. An arpeggio is a type of broken chord, in which the notes that compose a chord are played or sung in a rising or descending order.

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Posted : 09/02/2021 11:41 am
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PensionerPosse
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I don't seem to be able to edit my post so I'll add this here.

https://www.musictheoryacademy.com/understanding-music/arpeggios/

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Posted : 09/02/2021 11:45 am
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alpobc
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Posted by: @seven

Hey y’all! I’m trying to write my first cover, and I’m having some trouble actually writing it. For example a part of the song calls for 2 4 6 (D F A, I think it’s the D chord? But I’m still very new to all this, so I’m sorry if I’m wrong!) to be strummed, and I’m having trouble conveying you need to strum the tines instead of plunking them one at a time, or plucking them all at the same time.

Sorry if this doesn’t make any sense, I don’t think I’m finding the right words here :p

So normally when a chord is written, it is up to the player to choose how to play it. DFA is D minor BTW, if it was D major it would be D F# A. In number notation I've seen chords written inside parentheses, I've also seen notation with notes in parentheses enclosed with other notes in square brackets, no clue what that means. You could underline the chord notes or use an arrow and make a legend indicating a strum/glide. In standard notation a vertical squiggly line is a symbol for arpeggio, in guitar and ukulele an arrow up or down is sometimes used to indicate the direction of the strum.

To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.
~Ludwig van Beethoven

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Posted : 13/02/2021 6:32 am
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PensionerPosse
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Maybe D_F_A or D-F-A without brackets, chords tend to be written (D F A) or [D F A] from what I've seen so far.

Kalimba seems to be a modern phenomena, so we need to find a way to standardize tabbing it out.

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Posted : 13/02/2021 10:25 am
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alpobc
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Type the notes in the order to be played and underline them, put a note on the sheet that underlined chords are to be strummed.

To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.
~Ludwig van Beethoven

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Posted : 13/02/2021 9:39 pm
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Saskia
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bei uns werden diese "Slides" mit einer Wellenlinie vor den Noten / Zahlen markiert. Somit weiß man, dass man über die Zungen rutschen muss und nicht einzeln anschlagen.

1024px Music arpeggio.svg

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Posted : 15/02/2021 3:31 pm
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alpobc
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@saskia a lot of 'tabs' are written horizonatally i.e. C F G (CEG) etc. The parentheses indicate a chord, but not how it is played. I think if written (CEG) then it is struck, if written (CEG) then strummed or glissando.

To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.
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Posted : 20/02/2021 11:00 pm
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Saskia
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eigentlich gibt eine unterstrichene Note eine Halbierung der Notenlänge an

  • ohne Unterstriche und ohne Striche danach: Viertelnote
  • Eine Unterstreichung: Achtelnote
  • Zwei Unterstreichungen: Sechzehntelnote
  • ...

https://de.linkfang.org/wiki/Chinesische_Ziffernnotation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbered_musical_notation   (Note length)

 

ich sehe schon - hier gibt es leider keine Weltweit einheitliche Schreibweise.

 

 

Liebe Grüße von Saskia

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Posted : 23/02/2021 11:37 am
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alpobc
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@saskia you are correct if it is Jianpu, but most user created tab is just text. Some word processors do single or double underline, not sure if any can do triple underline. One could possibly use ⌇ along with the parentheses like ⌇(CEG) to indicate a strum.

To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.
~Ludwig van Beethoven

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Posted : 25/02/2021 11:57 pm
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