Diamond on the 1: a musician's guide to the Nashville Number System

 
9781515097259: Diamond on the 1: a musician's guide to the Nashville Number System

If you want to be a professional musician or just play like one you need to be able to read and write number charts. In this compact book, Jonathan Riggs reveals the ins and outs of this shorthand notation by explaining the 3 foundational concepts of the Nashville Number System, common notational practices, and variations for minor keys. Small enough to fit in your gig bag and written in an easy-going style with just the information you need, Diamond on the 1 is a quick-read that will revolutionize the way you play and think about music.

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About the Author:

Jonathan Riggs is a studio musician, songwriter, and music industry professional. He holds both a music degree and an MBA from Belmont University. He and his wife Lara live in Nashville, TN with their four children.

Review:

A cool, condensed explanation of the Nashville Number System. Well done. --Chas Williams, professional guitarist and author of The Nashville Number System

I think all musicians should have a basic understanding of the Nashville Number System. Jonathan has created a very helpful resource that presents the basics of the number system in a concise and easy to understand way that anyone can learn from. --Steve Krenz, author of Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar

When I first came to Nashville I had to spend months sitting next to keyboard players and copying their charts to learn the Nashville Number System! Jonathan has laid it all out for you in an easy to understand format that will fit in your gig bag pocket. This is a cool book-it's everything you need and nothing you don't. Kudos, Jonathan! --Roy Vogt, professional bassist and music instructor

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