RISH's LYRICS

HELLO ALL...This is my LYRIC SECTION. Why does it exist?  Because over the years I have written MANY songs, and, once I have had the opportunity to get a number of those songs here on my website [see "MUSIC" on the HOME page] I wanted to make available---at the very inexpensive price of $.99 per copy (or you can just copy the words down from listening to my songs)---to those who might be interested...my LYRIC SHEETs.  Of course, my music, lyrics, and writings are all copyrighted for protection, and the sheets that I sell here on my site are organized in the same fashion I have used for years. I also show the chord progressions that are used in each song via---what I call---the "Nashville Numbering System." I will explain briefly; 

 

THE NASHVILLE NUMBERING SYSTEM of CHORDAL PROGRESSION:

 

If you were to sing the song "Do, Re, Me" from the musical "The Sound of Music" you would be singing 8 notes...DO, RE, ME, FA, SO, LA, TI and DO. Understanding that the DO note---at the bottom of the scale---and the DO note---at the top of the scale---are what is called an OCTAVE...meaning that they are the same note, only one is lower, and one is higher. Well, if you were to give each of these 8 notes a number, then, obviously, their numbers would be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 78Right? Are you with me so far? And, let's say that you are going to play a song in the key of C...THEN, with the chord of C being your first chord on, sayyyyy, for example the guitar; then, let's say that you were going to play all the chords of the scale of C...then, the chords you would play would be C, D, E, F, G, A, B and the octaved C ...okay? And, this is because  music only ranges from the notes of A, B, C, D, E. F and G...not counting any sharps or flats. So, now let's give them each their number as well...so, you would have C as 1 [or C-1], D-2, E-3, F-4, G-5, A-6, B-7 and C-8.  OKAY? Are you with me so far? So now, can you see that if you were going to play a three-chord song that starts in the key of C...using the number system, you'd be playing the chords 1 and 4 and 5? 1 as C, 4 as F and 5 as G. FYI: Remember that the key in which the song is played is called the TONIC chord.

 

So, if you have a guitar...and can play these three chords [C, F and G]...you could sing this song YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE and follow this NUMBERED chord progression;

 

                                                                     YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

   [C                                                                                                           [F                                     1

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE, MY ONLY SUNSHINE, YOU MAKE ME HAPPY, WHEN SKIES ARE GRAY

                                                                                                                                                  [G]         1

YOU'LL NEVER KNOW DEAR, HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU, PLEASE DON'T TAKE, MY SUNSHINE AWAY.

 

 

Well...THAT is what is meant by the Nashville Numbering System...and why it is important?  Because then you remember the "positioning" of your hands on the guitar neck...rather than all the chord names you are playing. WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?  Because, let's say that you have someone come on the stage who starts singing their song in the key of C as the 1 [or TONIC] chord...but then realizes that THAT chord is too low...and they want to change the song to the D chord......then, all you have to do is change the number "1" position to the "D" chord location...and you don't have to remember all the different chords that would come with the D progression.  Make sense?

Anyway, why I mention all of this is because all of my LYRIC SHEETS come also with the numbers listed for the chord changes. I will begin to add my LYRIC SHEETS for sale once I make my website public AND advertise it's presence AND receive requests to add my lyric sheets...at my email address at rish@rish.co. 

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