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The Tenor Guitar Chord Bible: Chicago Tuning, with its 2,160 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 2,160 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 tenor guitar. Whether you play folk, rock, pop, jazz or any other type of popular music, The Tenor Guitar (Chicago Tuning) Chord Bible makes the ideal reference source for all occasions.


Standard Chords covered in The Tenor Guitar 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 Tenor Guitar 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 Tenor Guitar 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:

  • 2,160 Chords featuring all 12 keys
  • 144 Major slash chords in all keys
  • 576 possible moveable chord positions
  • DGBE Chicago tuning
  • Chord theory, FAQs and tuning guides
  • Fingerboard diagrams
  • Guitar family 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 Tenor Guitar Chord Bible: Chicago Tuning, musicians will be able to pick up any songbook and instantly have access to even the most complex and advanced chords.

FF15US The Tenor Guitar Chord Bible: Chicago Tuning

SKU: 978-1-906207-59-5
  • Comments about The Tenor Guitar Chords Bibles (Standard/Irish and Chicago Tunings):


    'Terrific book of tenor guitar chords in both standard (CGDA) and Irish (GDAE) tuning. There's a greatsection in the back describing the many different types of guitars that I found very helpful and interesting,plus a list of different tunings (and their names) for different types of guitars. Maybe I'm the only personin the universe who didn't know that DADF#AB tuning (for a 6-string guitar) is called "Rev. Gary Davis BottleneckTuning", but I know that now! Mailing from the UK to the midwest USA took about a week - faster than I expected.'

    (Kathryn L. V. USA)


    'No really, there's not much out there for the tenor guitar. So if you come across this book,you MUST absolutely buy it. Clear and concise, you'll amaze your friends with your four fingered fretting.'

    (Steven E. G. USA)


    'Formidable!!! bravo,le bouquin est hyper bien fait.'

    (Jean Philippe G. France)


    'A fantastic resource book - very fast shipping. Thanks!'

    (Guy C. Canada)


    'I bought the Tenor Guitar Chord Bible for my husband's birthday. He refers to it often and thinks it is the greatest tool to have. He also has his tenor banjo tuned in the same as his guitar. He has been playing it now for two months, each time he has a question, I see him looking up the chordsin the Chord Bible. He told me it was money well spent!'
    (Jackie S. USA)



    (Werner F. Germany)


    'The only thing I wish they would have done is separate the tunings..In other words, half of the book dedicated to standard tuning and the other half to Irish tuning.Sometimes the chord charts are side by side going from one page to the next.'
    (Amazon Customer, USA)
    (Publisher's note: the current edition now features separate tunings).


    'Great, Wow more chords then I expected. This has opened up a whole new section of my tenor guitar. I refer to it all the time.'

    (Roy F. USA)


    'Impressive-I've been looking for one of these books for years! Fast shipping too.'

    (Christoph S. USA)


    'Fantastic item. Exactly as described. Fast delivery. Highly recommended.'

    (Stephen J. UK)


    'Speedy deliver. Nice book. Thanks.'

    (Yasuhito K. Japan)


    'Better than I thought .. excellent book delivered faster than another music book bought domestically.'

    (J. R. UK)


    'Very good book, high quality, shipped in a timely manner.'

    (Shelton C. USA)


    'Just what I was looking for! And fast delivery. Thank you.'

    (Terri W. USA)


    'Very glad I bought it. I was able to make my own separate chord chart to play along but it's a great reference. Standard and Irish tuning as the cover says but also has moveable chords shapes section for both tunings.'

    (Jaime R. USA)


    'Recommended book - Many thanks.'

    (Andy B. UK)


    'Love the book thanks.'

    (Joel H. USA)


    'Looks like a really great chord book.'

    (Vernon B. USA)


    'An excellent guide.'

    (Aiden W. UK)


    'This spiral-bound book is extensive and comprehensive. Certainly above my level of competency on the tenor guitar,but that's why I bought it. It's good to know that the random fingerings I tried, are actually legitimate chords.Thank you for a wonderful resource.'

    (Audrey USA)

    (Publisher's note: the book is no longer spiral, but perfect bound and now has additional content)


    'Excellent chord book, fast shipping, 7 days from England to LA, A+seller.'

    (Michael W. USA)
    (Publisher's note: the books are now printed and distributed in the US, as well as the UK, Europe and Australia).


    'Good stuff for experienced and beginners to make the cut-over to tenor. Just what I needed.'

    (J.S. USA)

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