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Old 12-30-2018, 08:00 AM   #11
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Default Re: Guitar chords for pipe tunes

Originally Posted by Tim | Birchen View Post
In case it helps, the following feature suggested chord symbols above the melody lines (for guitarists and other accompanists):
Note that these suggestions are in line with the written pipe music, so if the piper is playing these tunes on a B-flat [i.e. standard practice or Highland] chanter, or a C- or D-smallpipe chanter, the accompanist will need to transpose the chords accordingly. For example, a guitarist should capo up 1 fret for B-flat chanters, 3 frets for C chanters, and 5 frets for D chanters.

Originally posted by Klondike Waldo:
>Capo 2 brings the guitar ( or banjo, or whatever) up a half step, so A=Bflat, putting you close to bagpipe tuning ( or dead-on if you have either an older late '60s-'70s chanter or a modern B flat chanter)...
I think you meant capo 1, Bob?

~ Tim
absolutely, Tim. Thanks.
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