Lots of New Chord Chart Postings

Chord Charts Sunday

sample of a Sunday chord chart for our worship team

Hey everyone, thanks for the encouragement you all give to our worship ministry work here. I was looking over things on this Monday morning and realized it had been a while since I updated the chord charts page so I added a bunch more songs from the last couple years.  Below is a list of the songs I just added this morning.  I thought I would also share a little about these types of charts and how I use them.  At one time I did go to music school and learned music theory, ear training, melodic dictation and all that (some of you might know what I’m talking about) so I realize these kind of charts are definitely not the most accurate way to capture music.  I have seen much more “musical” charts that teams use, produced on musical score and such.  But I discovered long ago that for me, when playing simple pop music, making quick charts like these in Word or another text program was a quick way for me to remember and reproduce a song.  Each slash represents a bar line.  The chords are simply represented (in actuality there might be some suspensions or other extra notes).   I just try to make it as simple as possible while still capturing the song and we typically use recordings of the songs as reference, either from rehearsal or from the original artists.  Every Sunday I pull together multiple charts like these onto one page (sometimes two pages) for all the songs we’re doing that day (like the image above, which is from our outdoor Easter service on the beach yesterday).  Usually I’ll format all the songs to about 15 font size so they’re easy to read.  For most worship songs that is usually all that’s needed.  Occasionally we’ll do a gospel or classical song or something a little more complex that might require a bit more notation-wise.  Hope that’s helpful.  Let me know if you have any questions on that game plan, and love to hear if you’ve found a better way.  (I know a lot of people use lyric sheets with chords above the lyrics.  Those are great too and we use those sometimes, it just means you need a stack of papers instead of just one.)  Here are more recent charts I just added in to the chord charts page…

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord O My Soul)

ALAS AND DID MY SAVIOR BLEED

At the Cross

Awesome – my god is awesome

BEAUTIFUL THINGS

BENT ON CONQUEST (COME LAMB OF GOD)

Breakthrough

Christmas Baby, please come home

CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR

Cornerstone

DANCE WITH MY FATHER

Deck the Halls (Shedaisy version)

Elevate – Rachael Lampa

Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground)

Encourage My Soul

ERES TODOPODEROSO

EVERLASTING YOU ARE

HAPPY

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

HE KNOWS MY NAME

Healing Is Your Hands

Heaven Everywhere

HIS LOVE ENDURES FOREVER

HOLD TO GOD’s unchanging hand

HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION

HOW GREAT THOU ART

HOW HE LOVES

I Can Do

I KNOW I’VE BEEN CHANGED

IF NOT FOR YOUR GRACE

In Christ Alone

Just Little Talk with Jesus

KIND AND GENEROUS

LA MONTANA

LET THE LIGHT SHINE DOWN

Mi Señor Pronto Va a Volver

More Love More Power

O Rock of Ages lyric+chords

Oceans

ONE THING REMAINS

ONE THING REMAINS w lyrics

ONE THING REMAINS w lyrics in F#m

Our God – lyrics + chords

PARADISE w lyrics

Shadow of Your Wings

SHINE YOUR LIGHT

STAND ON THE WORD FIRST

SURELY GOODNESS

THANK YOU LORD for loving

THE EARTH IS YOURS

THE LIVING PROOF

THE WORLD NEEDS LOVE

WAITING HERE FOR YOU

YOUR NAME

 

 

 



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