dannydawiz
Danny Gomez
Join date: Aug 2011
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#1
I need help learning how to write the chords on the top of staves.

For example let's just say that we have some type of quartet. The 4 instruments all play a note of the same rhythmic figure that just so happens to be a Major 7 chord.

Would I write the major 7 chord on top of the staves of each instrument in the quartet?
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rockingamer2
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#2
No, they just play the note on the sheet music.
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dannydawiz
Danny Gomez
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#3
In what situations is it necessary to write the chords on the top of the staves?

For whatever reason some random external source of the years of my studying has led me to believe that writing the chords on top is always necessary.
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dannydawiz
Danny Gomez
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#5
I see. How about in the context of a piece of music written for a solo piano instead of an ensemble?
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rockingamer2
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#6
Quote by dannydawiz
I see. How about in the context of a piece of music written for a solo piano instead of an ensemble?

Nope.
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dannydawiz
Danny Gomez
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#7
Alright I suppose I just won't worry about it. Thanks guys!
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chronowarp
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#8
Write a chord...if a person playing would need to know the chord...aka their part isn't written, or they're improvising over a set of chords.