What Chords do I play

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  1. Goodcheer68

    Goodcheer68 Puritan Board Sophomore

    I uploaded sheet music of Psalm 1. I love this Psalm and want to know how to play it on guitar. Could someone tell me the guitar chords that work with this song. Thanks!
     

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  2. Gforce9

    Gforce9 Puritan Board Junior

    Patrick,
    That piece is in the key of A and I didn't see any accidentals in a brief glance. The difficulty in the music is that it is written for piano, where there is a chord change very frequently. Classical guitarists make these changes easier than we rock folk. There are two options, I think:
    1- you can simplify the chords on the attached page, but you will have to alter the melody in areas you simplify to match the chords you are actually playing or
    2- see if you can find the song in guitar tab online, where someone has done that for you.

    I could go through it, but someone like Tim Foster could do it better and faster. It is very difficult for a guitar to chord change every note, sometimes in complicated ways, and make it sound fluid, then sing along......
     
  3. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    Here is a simple set of chords that works for that tune. You can make it more complicated, or even simpler by substituting D major for the f# minor, but you lose the neat bass effect with that.
     

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  4. timfost

    timfost Puritan Board Senior

    I've included the chords in this copy. I left out chord inversions and didn't mark some passing tones. Let me know if you want more of the details.

    It's basically what Vic did with some extra chords. ;)

    Enjoy!
     

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    Last edited: Feb 15, 2018
  5. Goodcheer68

    Goodcheer68 Puritan Board Sophomore

    Thanks for the responses!
     
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