I am still really new to playing my CBG and need some help with some chords. One of my buddies back in Hawaii wrote a song that I like to sing to my wife. I asked and he graciously sent me the music. He is a phenomenal guitar player, including Hawaiian Slack Key, and the chords are not your basic major/minor/7th chords.
Can someone help me with appropriate chord forms or substitutions for the following chords?
substitutions to the rescue!!!
Assuming you are playing a 3 string CGB tuned 1-5-8, you can play the simplified 1-5-8 versions of the chords
G A G C B
If you have the ability to play major/minor chords on your CBG
Gm Am G C Bm
Ignore the add 7ths and 9ths for a basic competent CBG rendition.
Of note G/Bm7 is likely a transcription typo somewhere in the chain, the slash chord notation is defined as "chord/alternate-root-note" and should be written Gm7/B which reads as a G minor chord G-B-d, add the dominant 7th G-B-d-f , play the root G somewhere higher so that the B is the lowest note as B-d-f-g
JL, Thanks. And you are right. I listened to the song while reading the music he sent. He plays a G before the stanza, then on the first word he plays a Bm7. So it would be a G(Easy Peasy) and a Bm. Ill have to work this up and record it when I get it down. Thanks for your help.
Ah, so its a different kind of typo and should be
Yes, something like that.