Notes on chord notation

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For the chords on Songs in the Key of Osho, Sarlo uses this notation. An example is the song Falling Leaves.

Also, Sw Shivananda's Songbook of Joyful Music shows chords in the same style, with the small exception of writing (a more standard) "maj7" for major 7th chords.


Chord notation used is as explained below

Bracketed numbers refer to notes in the major scale, flatted or sharped as indicated.

CHORD NOTATION

b  = flat                     |      m6 = (1-b3-5-6)
                              |
#  = sharp                    |      7  = (1-3-5-b7)
                              |
add = specified note extra    |      m7 = (1-b3-5-b7)
                              |
(plain)= maj (1-3-5)          |      mj7= (1-3-5-7)
                              |
m  = min (1-b3-5)             |      74 = (1-4-5-b7)
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2  = sus2 (1-2-5)             |      9  = (1-3-5-b7-9)
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4  = sus4 (1-4-5)             |      mj9= (1-3-5-7-9)
                              |
+  = aug (1-3-#5)             |      m9 = min 9 (1-b3-5-b7-9)
                              |
–  = dim (1-b3-b5-6)          |      ( )= alternative chord
                              |
6  = (1-3-5-6)                |      /  = abnormal bass (specified)



For a more basic explanation of notes, melody and chords, please refer to Notes on melody notation.