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In this segment, Danny discusses how charts work. For those of you who don’t know what I mean by a chart, I am referring to the music notation used by studio musicians. Basically, a chart contains the overall roadmap of the song down to every bar but it gives a lot of latitude to musicians in HOW they play each bar. For example, a chart might tell the musicians to play a D major chord on bar 1 but it does not tell them a specific way to play the chord.
This segment is long (30 minutes) and some of you might find it a bit tedious and technical. However, for those interested in this aspect of music, it is valuable behind-the-scenes insight into how the professional recording process works.
If you don’t see the video below, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYdVbeaNvX8