The Strumstick Chord Bible: D & G Tunings 1,156 Chords

The Strumstick Chord Bible: D & G Tunings 1,156 Chords

by Tobe A. Richards


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The Strumstick Chord Bible, with its 1,156 chords offers a complete solution for both beginners and experienced professional musicians alike. The layout is uncomplicated and follows a logical musical progression from standard major chords up to more complex chordal structures.

This highly comprehensive guide provides the musician with 17 different types of chord in all twelve keys (where applicable), making it the definitive publication for the Strumstick. Whether you play folk, rock, pop, jazz or any other type of popular music, The Strumstick Chord Bible makes the ideal reference source for all occasions.

Standard Chords covered in The Strumstick Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): C, C5, Cm, C7, Cm7, C6, Cm6, Cmaj7, Cdim, Cdim7, C+, Csus2, Csus4, C7sus4, Csus4add9, C9/Cadd and Cm9/Cmadd9

Beside the many pages of chord boxes or chord windows, the book features useful sections on tuning, chord construction, modes and alternative modal tunings, fingerboard layout, transposition chart, FAQs, alternative chord naming, fingering, harmonic intervals and a family factfile.

Review of features:

  • 1,156 Chords featuring all 12 keys (where applicable)
  • Standard DAD longscale and GDG shortscale tunings
  • Chord theory, FAQs and tuning guides
  • Fingerboard diagrams
  • Strumstick and dulcimer family factfile
  • Alternative chord naming chart
  • All about modes
  • Transposition chart

The aim of this guide is to provide the musician with the flexibility only really offered to guitar and keyboard players in the past. Now, with the help of The Strumstick Chord Bible, musicians will be able to pick up many different songbooks and instantly have access to their favorite arrangements.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912087815
Publisher: Cabot Books
Publication date: 02/26/2019
Series: Fretted Friends
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Fingering & Tips / Major or Fifth
  • Chord theory & FAQs
  • Understanding the Chord Diagrams
  • Strumstick Tuning & Notation Layouts
  • All About Modes
  • Single String Note Chart
  • Using a Capo
  • Transposition Chart
  • 1,156 Strumstick Chords
  • The Strumstick, Dulcimer & Zither Family Factfile
  • The Chords Covered in this Book

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