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A few pointers on using chord symbols:

The major third is implied. Use a lowercase m after the letter name to denote the minor third, or a sus to denote a 4th.

A 6 after this indicates the added sixth, the fifth is also played. A 13 indicates that the sixth replaces the fifth.

Next comes the seventh. Here the uppercase M indicates a major seventh. Without, it is the minor seventh.

Next are the extensions. The + and - signs are used to indicate modifications of the fifth and ninth.

aug can be used for the raised fifth. A diminished chord can be either a dim or a small circle.

There are some variations of this system, but they only confuse the issue. Some writers use a lowercase lettername to indicate a minor, but they are asking for trouble.

Write the above progression FM7 G6 Ab Bb C and you will have no problems. Unless they are the wrong chords.

Someone may have already corrected this, but the 6 would indicate the inversion. In this case 1st inversion.

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Someone may have already corrected this, but the 6 would indicate the inversion. In this case 1st inversion.

No sir. We're talking chord symbols. You're talking figured bass.

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Yeah, thats definately Fat Andy. The voicing sounds similar, if not the same too.

So, is Fat Andy a version of shotgun?

So, is Fat Andy a version of Shotgun?

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So, is Fat Andy a version of Shotgun?

Nope, Fat Andy is a different progression all together.

PM me if you'd still like a copy of shotgun. I have it.

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So, a question on this from a guy who's been limited to community orchestra for long enough that the chord progression I was most familiar with was still, in my head, referred to as "Cal Chords"....

Where does the name of this progression (Shotgun, that is) come from?

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On 7/6/2008 at 8:37 PM, MoonHill said:

So, a question on this from a guy who's been limited to community orchestra for long enough that the chord progression I was most familiar with was still, in my head, referred to as "Cal Chords"....

Where does the name of this progression (Shotgun, that is) come from?

"Cal Chords" is the [band] term for a typical I-IV-V-I progression.

In drum corps we call it "C tuning" or [thumbs up] "F tuning" (depending- note that "C tuning" is actually I-i-IV-V-I)

Unless my historical basis is way off (and I've lived a good bit of it), "Space Chords" "Cal Chords" "Shotgun Sequence" et al. were developed by Jack Meehan* along with his hand-signaling system for chords, progressions, tuning, articulation, slurs, exercises, fingerings and dynamics (and a ton of other stuff). I have no idea why it's called that, other than it's normally played quickly and ends loudly, like a shotgun,

Long ago, (like at VFW shows) they'd fire a pistol off the starting line to signal the start timer and allow the corps a 30-second warmup. That's not much time, so the old process may have something to do with calling it "The Shotgun Sequence" .... (of course -- a pistol is not a shot gun)

meh.

Also I'm pretty sure it's C9-->D6-->Eb-->F-->G...err well that would be for G bugles using Bb Treble Clef. The concert structure would be G9-->A6-->Bb-->C-->D.

idk how this has been updated for Bb/F  horns but to keep the fingerings and partials in place it's probably Bb9-->C6-->Db--Eb-->F.

*phew* brain hurty!:unsure:

*the Godfather of West Coast hornline style and sound

Also here's a KISS-simple version for your "modern hornline" I even transposed for the F-horn. I left out the I9 and the II6 chord... I've heard many variations w/o out the weird "Hard Days Night" stuff in it and it sounds fine....cue major chord...go minor...ascend ....earie resolve and everything. I could post this to musescore, but I already have a free account and 2 spoof accounts, hence 15 arrangements! Not going to post five measures of noise but heres' a snap kiddos.... plz credit Tapper (me) if you use it, lots of changes, made it my own version all that s#!T .... you can steal just put my name on it, k?

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Edited by Tapper7
add shotgun sequence arrangement

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