Originally Posted by MalcolmAmos
Good point. I have just finished comparing the original artist's fake chord to the fake chord we will use.
Using the original artist's version and then comparing it with the version we will be using I was able to make notations in the margins that will help me assume where the lead vocalist is going. For example:
C vocals only
Thanks guys, I feel much better now.
I do that...Use red and black ink(sharpies)...I number verses and chorus/vocal bridges and instrumentals in numerical order..That way I am not searching for repeat/return notes.
I make my own charts. If I can I record the band...work up fake charts and break the song up as performed using the method above. Works OK for me.
I just subbed for a 7 piece blues and jazz band...all new songs for me. I used the outline above to save my azz. They gave me chords and rests on the music staff along with notation to transpose. Time to work on reading!
As the songs became familiar the changes and potential for exceptions became easier to handle...like the extended guitar solo's and chorus repeats initiated by the lead vocalist.
You'll get it! Peace...