The Cittern Longscale Chord Bible, with its 3,024 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 3,024 chords, a set of 432 major slash chords are included, 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 36 different types of chord in all twelve keys and three different tunings, making it the definitive publication for the longscale cittern. Whether you play folk, rock, pop, jazz or any other type of popular music, The Cittern Longscale Chord Bible makes the ideal reference source for all occasions.

Fifths tuning chords covered in the Cittern Longscale Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): : C, Cm, C-5, Cdim, C4, C5, Csus2, Csus4, Csus4add9, C+, C6, Cadd9, Cadd11, Cm6, Cmadd9, C6add9, Cm6add9, Cdim7, C7, C7sus2, C7sus4, C7-5, C7+5, C7-9, C7+9, Cm7, Cm7-5, Cm(maj7), Cmaj7, Cmaj7-5,Cmaj7+5, C9, Cm9, C11, C13, C/C, C/Db, C/D, C/Eb, C/E, C/F, C/F#, C/G, C/Ab, C/A, C/Bb and C/B.

Irish tuning chords covered in the Cittern Longscale Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): : C, Cm, C-5, Cdim, C4, C5, Csus2, Csus4, Csus4add9, C+, C6, Cadd9, Cadd11, Cm6, Cmadd9, C6add9, Cm6add9, Cdim7, C7, C7sus2, C7sus4, C7-5, C7+5, C7-9, C7+9, Cm7, Cm7-5, Cm(maj7), Cmaj7, Cmaj7-5,Cmaj7+5, C9, Cm9, C11, C13, C/C, C/Db, C/D, C/Eb, C/E, C/F, C/F#, C/G, C/Ab, C/A, C/Bb and C/B.

Modal G tuning chords covered in the Cittern Longscale Chord Bible (using the key of C as an example): : C, Cm, C-5, Cdim, C4, C5, Csus2, Csus4, Csus4add9, C+, C6, Cadd9, Cadd11, Cm6, Cmadd9, C6add9, Cm6add9, Cdim7, C7, C7sus2, C7sus4, C7-5, C7+5, C7-9, C7+9, Cm7, Cm7-5, Cm(maj7), Cmaj7, Cmaj7-5,Cmaj7+5, C9, Cm9, C11, C13, C/C, C/Db, C/D, C/Eb, C/E, C/F, C/F#, C/G, C/Ab, C/A, C/Bb and 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:

  • 3,024 Chords featuring all 12 keys
  • 432 Major slash chords in all keys and tunings
  • Fifths (CGDAE), Irish (DGDAD) and Modal G (DGDGD) tunings
  • Chord theory, FAQs and tuning guides
  • Fingerboard diagrams
  • Mandolin and cittern 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 Cittern Longscale Chord Bible, musicians will be able to pick up any songbook and instantly have access to even the most complex and advanced chords.

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  • Comments about The Cittern Longscale and Shortscale Chord Bibles:

     

    'I bought a cittern and fiddled about on it for about 18 months, not knowing what tuning to use and rather losing interest
    out of frustration. Saw this book on eBay and bought it on a whim. It turned out to be a good whim and although I tend to stick
    with the one tuning (modal G), I may experiment with the others in the future. V. good book!'

    (Jeff B. USA)

     

    'I ended up buying a shortscale cittern, after trying several out at my local music store. The longscale was a bit big for me,
    but the shorter scale was a lot more like the guitar length I was used to". This Chord Bible is my teacher!'

    (Nancy H. USA)

     

    'Word of warning. Buy the right Cittern Bible for the right scale. I impulse bought after seeing the word 'cittern' and endedup with a longscale book for a shortscale instrument. Fretted Friends were kind enough to let me return it for the rightbook, though! Very happy with service and book.'

    (Edward G. UK)

     

    'Only cittern book out there - happy to say it's a good one!'

    (Leonard A. Ireland)

     

    'A fine book'

    (Lisa D. USA)

     

    'I like Fretted Friends for their unusual publications. This is my second book from the UK.'

    (Gabriel F. Belgium)

     

    'I found it while I was browsing for chords in DGDAD tuning and it looks immensely useful as a reference and a guide for my students.'

    (Adam B. UK)

     

    'A+++++++++ Great book. Quick service and well packaged.'

    (Larry S. USA)

     

    'Just did the easy bit - bought the book ....now gotta get a cittern! Not an expert, but it looks very clear and easy tounderstand.'

    (Frank F. Scotland)

     

    'Thanks, Chris for answering my questions on the cittern. It helped me to choose which book to purchase.'

    (Claire K. Australia)

     

    'Soooooo many chords in one book - love it.'

    (Mike G. UK)

     

    'I only really wanted it for the modal tuning initially, but have found the other two tunings interesting as well.'

    (David F.L. USA)

     

    'Hi there, well as soon as I get my cittern I shall definitely be opting for your book.'

    (Rob R. UK)

     

    'Clear and concise.  Hope for a similar scales guide in the future.'

    (Ken D. Canada)

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