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The Portuguese Coimbra Guitar 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 Portuguese Coimbra guitar. Whether you play folk, rock, pop, jazz or any other type of popular music, The Cavaquinho Chord Bible makes the ideal reference source for all occasions.

Standard Chords covered in The Portuguese Coimbra 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 Portuguese Coimbra 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 Portuguese Coimbra 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:

  • 1,728 Chords featuring all 12 keys
  • 144 Major slash chords in all keys
  • 576 possible moveable chord positions
  • Standard Coimbra guitar tuning (CGADGA)
  • 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 Portuguese Coimbra Guitar Chord Bible, musicians will be able to pick up any songbook and instantly have access to even the most complex and advanced chords.

FF22US The Portuguese Guitar Chord Bible: Coimbra Tuning

SKU: 978-1906207-41-0
  • Comments about The Portuguese Coimbra and LIsboa Guitar Chord Bibles:

    'Great book for those looking to explore the Fado Guitar! Lays out more than enough chords to explore anytype of music you want.'

    (Rob W. USA)


    'Tobe Richards seems to be a whiz at cranking out chord books for exotic instruments, and he's done it again for the Portuguese guitar.A well-organized, extensive collection of chord fingerings, ranging from basic major/minor, through exotic jazz chords with added notes, and also a section on movable fingerings (chords playable in any key).I own several of these chord references, I use them all, and I've never been disappointed.'
    (Dr H. USA) 


    'V. Good'

    (Mrs H. M. UK)


    'Delighted with my book. Quick tip - If you buy a Coimbra guitar, you can always get that Lisboa-type soundby capoing on the second fret.'

    (Henry J. P. USA)

    (Publisher's note: you'll need a guitar capo for curved fingerboards)


    'I find the moveable chord section very useful. Once you learn a few shapes, it helps to understandhow everything works.'

    (Don N. USA)


    'Got the Portuguese guitar, got the book.......nice! Now where to get a string winder?'

    (Jack T. Australia)


    'I don't play Fado music on my Portuguese guitar, but find it sounds great for Irish/Scottish folk music. Finding this bookwas a massive bonus and cuts the learning time by half.'

    (Rex R. UK)


    'Great seller, good price, nice book on the Fado guitar! A++++.'

    (Henk V. Netherlands)


    'Very happy with my Portuguese guitarra book. The only other one I could find was in Portuguese andhad a very limited number of chords.'

    (Noel J. New Zealand)


    'THE best book for instruments, I also got one for cavaquinho. They should make this type of book for every instrument available.'
    (Red E. S. USA)


    'Love this chord bible. Thank you!'

    (Diana S. USA)



    (Magee, UK)

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