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The Irish Bouzouki GDAE Chord Bible, with its 1,728 chords offers a complete solution for both beginner and experienced professional musician alike. The layout is uncomplicated and follows a logical musical progression from standard major chords up to the more esoteric thirteenths used by many jazz players. To accompany the 1,728 chords, a further 576 possible moveable chord configurations are included, together with a useful range of slash chords, reflecting the popularity of this type of chord in many of today's artist and compilation topline songbooks.

This highly comprehensive guide provides the musician with no fewer than 68 different types of chord in all twelve keys, making it the definitive publication for the Irish Bouzouki (GDAE tuning). Whether you play folk, rock, pop, jazz or any other type of popular music, The Irish Bouzouki GDAE Chord Bible makes the ideal reference source for all occasions.

Standard Chords covered in The Irish Bouzouki GDAE Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): C, Cm, C7, Cm7, C5, C6, Cm6, Cmaj7, Cdim, Cdim7, C-5, C+, Csus2, Csus4, C7sus4, Cm7-5, Cadd9, Cmadd9, C6add9, Cm6add9, C7-5, C7+5, C7-9, C7+9, Cm(maj7), Cmaj7-5, Cmaj7+5, C9, Cm9, Cmaj9, C11, C13.

Advanced Chords covered in The Irish Bouzouki GDAE Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): C4, Cadd11, Csus4add9, Cm-6, C7sus2, C7-5-9, C7-5+9, C7+5-9, C7+5+9, C7add11, C7add13, C7+11, Cm7-5-9, Cm7-9, Cm7add11, Cmaj7+11, C9sus4, C9-5, C9+5, C9+11, Cm9-5, Cm(maj9), Cmaj9-5, Cmaj9+5, Cmaj9+11, Cmaj9add6, C11-9, Cm11, Cmaj11, C13sus4, C13-5-9, C13-9, C13+9, C13+11, Cm13, Cmaj13.

Major Slash Chords covered in The Irish Bouzouki GDAE Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): C/C, C/Db, C/D, C/Eb, C/E, C/F, C/F#, C/G, C/Ab, C/A, C/Bb, C/B.

Beside the many pages of chord boxes or windows, the book features useful sections on tuning, chord construction, fingerboard layout, FAQs, alternative chord naming, fingering, slash chords, harmonic intervals, chord window blanks for transcribing your own favorite chord sequences etc.

Review of features:

  • 1,728 Chords featuring all 12 keys
  • 144 Major slash chords in all keys
  • 576 possible moveable chord positions
  • GDAE 'Mandolin-style' tuning
  • Chord theory, FAQs and tuning guides
  • Fingerboard diagrams
  • Instrument factfile
  • Alternative chord naming chart
  • Blank chord windows for your own jottings and arrangements

The aim of this guide is to provide the musician with the flexibility only really offered to guitar and keyboard players in the past. Now, with the help of The Irish Bouzouki GDAE Chord Bible, musicians will be able to pick up any songbook and instantly have access to even the most complex and advanced chords.

FF13US The Irish Bouzouki GDAE Chord Bible

SKU: 978-1-906207-34-2
  • Comments about the Irish Bouzouki GDAD and GDAE Chord Bibles


    'The book arrived in the mail today and I'm very pleased with it! Apart from the fantastic content, it is also great in design and print quality; super!'
    (Rob V. Netherlands)


    'Superb bouzouki chord book - clearly laid out and promptly delivered. Thanks!'
    (Andy D. UK)

    'This book does exactly what it says it will do, that is, it shows you how to play the chords on the bouzouki inlots of different ways. I bought this book because I wanted to play some songs on the bouzouki that I wouldusually play on the guitar. I thought this book was excellent, and the chord diagrams are very easy to interpret.A very handy and concise guide.'

    (Theresa K. UK)

    'This is an extraordinary chord book. It shows 60 chord variations for each chord (major, minor, 7th,suspended, add 9, and so on and so on). It then shows three positions for each variation.'
    (Michael D. Ireland)


    'Thanks, great buy for a fretted enthusiast, arrived quickly and as described""Very good book. Thank You.'

    (Leo C. Canada)


    'The book has arrived safe and well and looks to be a beauty......I'm looking forward to getting stuck into it.'
    (Charlie F. Australia)


    'Bin rundum zufrieden! verkäufer kann ich nur empfehlen!'
    (Julia S. Germany)


    'It is what it says it is. Very thorough. If you can't find your GDAD tuning chords in here they probably don't exist.'
    (Scott R. USA)


    'Excellent product -I am really impressed- well done -an excellent seller.'

    (Patrick E. Ireland)

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