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Old 09-26-2012, 03:46 AM   #1
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Chord Symbols

I have experience reading chord charts, but i don't recognize these symbols. I spent a few minutes searching for myself, but hopefully someone can tell me what these symbols mean.

Cis
Es
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:53 AM   #2
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:57 AM   #3
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:14 AM   #4
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I have experience reading chord charts, but i don't recognize these symbols. I spent a few minutes searching for myself, but hopefully someone can tell me what these symbols mean.

Cis
Es

Can you post a pic of the original chord chart that you found that in?? Context might help. i don't know
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:33 AM   #5
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Cis = C#
Es = Eb

if i am not mistaken
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:33 AM   #6
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I think it's a style of notation used in European countries, started out in Germany.

"Es" means flat. I don't know what "Cis" is

^ Edit, we posted at the same time, dude. There you have it above.

So basically, "is" means sharp and "s" means flat.

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Old 09-26-2012, 06:14 AM   #7
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I think it's a style of notation used in European countries, started out in Germany.

"Es" means flat. I don't know what "Cis" is

^ Edit, we posted at the same time, dude. There you have it above.

So basically, "is" means sharp and "s" means flat.



es is flat. Cis = Des and so on. Es is written like that so you dont have the double E. You are right on everything else.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:39 AM   #8
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:13 PM   #9
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We use those in Finland. C# is Cis and Eb is Es. But I think it kind of sucks. It's much easier in English when you just have to say C sharp or E flat. Also we use H instead of B in Finland (same in Germany I think) and when we say B, it means Bb. Confusing, eh?
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