Melodeon.net Forums

Discussions => Teaching and Learning => Topic started by: Baw on February 09, 2012, 06:06:17 PM

Title: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Baw on February 09, 2012, 06:06:17 PM
Hi, all on MelNet.

I recently started playing the D/G melodeon and was looking around for a good chart that showed how to play different/unusual left hand chords. I couldn't find one so I spent an instructive few hours on the computer with my Pokerwork and an article ‘Basses on a G/D’ by Norris Winstone, from ED & S Spring 1996, a photocopy of which had been given to me when I bought my melodeon. Many experienced player will already be au fait with the left hand possibilities but I wanted a chart I could refer to in a session if I wanted a particular chord. On-the-fly music theory with a pint in my hand and one in my belly is not my strong point, generally.

I've attached the PDF and hope it is of use to others, please feel free to distribute & copy. Please ensure you credit Norris Winstone who did the work here, all I've done is make a graphical layout.

I'm sure there will be errors (or at least differences of opinion about the chords formed!) please PM me with these through the forum and I will edit/add them to the original. Note that these chords will only work on an 8 bass D/G melodeon, and possibly not all of those, even. This is based on a Hohner Pokerwork.

Marcus
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Matthew B on February 09, 2012, 06:37:16 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Thrupenny Bit on February 09, 2012, 08:26:04 PM
Hi Baw,
welcome to Melnet!
That's a really useful thing to put up, am currently wondering what a D7 and Gsus 4 is, so that's perfectly answered my question.
Good first post!
cheers
Q
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Jackhumphreys on February 10, 2012, 01:27:23 PM
Thankyou Baw. Good to have a name for the combinations found by accident, and suggestions for new ones.
Now would someone do a similar format for a typical 12 Bass?   Or is there one already available?
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Theo on February 10, 2012, 02:27:26 PM
There is also a pull C9 which I don't see on your chart (C chord plus D bass)
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: RobLowe on February 10, 2012, 02:48:36 PM
Great thanks, really useful! There's so many more possibilities in this instrument than I could ever imagine! Going to have a fun time on the basses tonight...
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Chris Ryall on February 12, 2012, 11:33:13 AM
Not bad for a first post! We look forward to more.  ;)
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Howard Jones on February 12, 2012, 12:31:58 PM
That's very useful.  I play many of these, but had no idea what they are called!

To me the chart is upside-down, but I understand why you've drawn it that way.
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: stevejay on July 26, 2016, 07:46:25 PM
Here it is for a GC..
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Matthew B on July 26, 2016, 07:53:00 PM
Dear Moderators,

I propose that copies of these two very handy diagrams be "promoted" to the Information - Chords segment of the front page. 
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Schnorbitz on July 26, 2016, 07:55:09 PM
Matthew B - I'll second that :-)
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Theo on July 26, 2016, 07:57:47 PM
Dear Moderators,

I propose that copies of these two very handy diagrams be "promoted" to the Information - Chords segment of the front page.

That seems like a good idea.  Could you first add the Pull F9, and if you could add the equivalent pull C9 to the DG chart that would be very helpful.   It is good to know when some of the chords are available in both directions.
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: stevejay on July 26, 2016, 11:55:20 PM
With F9 pull on a GC
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: arty on July 27, 2016, 06:45:06 AM
That will be so useful, thank you very much!
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Roger Howard on July 27, 2016, 08:55:27 AM
That will be so useful, thank you very much!
Seconded - many thanks, indeed.

Roger
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: playandteach on July 27, 2016, 09:09:18 AM
This thread persuaded me to try a sketch not using basses. No Bass Oblige (https://soundcloud.com/playandteach/no-bass-oblige). Sheet music can be found on the playandteach tune book thread.
Thanks for the effort to make these resources.
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Matthew B on July 27, 2016, 04:07:10 PM
As requested, with C9 added to D/G chart. 
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Julian S on July 27, 2016, 05:19:01 PM
That will be so useful, thank you very much!
Seconded - many thanks, indeed.

Roger


Thirded - great resource. I could well be found sitting on a rock on Sidmouth beach next week practicing them all (and cursing my weak fourth finger!).

Julian
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Tone Dumb Greg on July 28, 2016, 03:11:33 PM
Dear Moderators,

I propose that copies of these two very handy diagrams be "promoted" to the Information - Chords segment of the front page.

I wonder if Lester would consider adding this this to his, very useful, chord chart book, if someone asked him nicely (offered beer)?

Edited to say I just realised this is an old post. The suggestion still stands, though.
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Theo on July 28, 2016, 03:40:59 PM
Dear Moderators,

I propose that copies of these two very handy diagrams be "promoted" to the Information - Chords segment of the front page.

I wonder if Lester would consider adding this this to his, very useful, chord chart book, if someone asked him nicely (offered beer)?

Edited to say I just realised this is an old post. The suggestion still stands, though.

Lester?  Are you there?
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Helena Handcart on July 28, 2016, 09:42:07 PM
I wonder if Lester would consider adding this this to his, very useful, chord chart book, if someone asked him nicely (offered beer)?

Lime and soda and cake would be better received.
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: fc diato on August 18, 2016, 10:29:41 PM
Brilliant !

I immediately adapted the chart for my 12 bass CG.
I added the chords from Millaret vol.3 page 20, and at those at the beginning of the Naragonia tune book.

So, in case it might be of use to anyone else, here it is ... but user beware, there might be mistakes.
(I left out the standard chords for reasons of space.)
 
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Netta on August 19, 2016, 05:29:38 PM
Just discovered this and am very grateful for the time you took to produce the chart.  So useful. Thank you.  :|||: :|||:
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: JM on July 28, 2017, 01:44:33 AM
I am working to figure out the left hand bass/chord combinations for the attached Delicq tune (Valse Pour Michel, attached).  The notation suggests basses such as Am7, F7, Dm7, and G11.  I have the chart provided by fc diato (also attached). 

I am not near a full understanding the Book two of Milleret/Pignol, but it seems to suggest that the right hand can accomplish certain chord combinations in tandem with certain LH basses.  Would this piece accomplish these chords with the addition of what the RH is playing?  I am not far enough along in my music theory to really understand how those things work, etc, but I am interested in broadening my options on the left hand beyond the six standard bass/chord options since the tunes I wish to learn are becoming a bit more complex. 

Or perhaps there is a comprehensive chart for GC bass/chord variations? 

Thoughts? 
JM
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Gina Morvan on October 27, 2017, 06:35:19 PM
Marcus, big thanks for putting that together. Much needed and much appreciated!
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: playandteach on October 27, 2017, 10:18:18 PM
I take it you are playing it on a GC box. I know that there's a chord chart here but you may find it easier to think of it as the wrong pairing of chord and bass note. Dm7 is D bass plus F chord. G11 is just the G bass with an F chord. It takes away some of the theory concerns.
If you'd like me to video it for you I'd be happy to next week.
Title: Re: LEFT HAND D/G 2-ROW CHORD CHART AVAILABLE HERE
Post by: Gordon Basford on June 16, 2018, 05:19:10 PM
Hi Marcus

very useful thanks

Gordon