Chord progressions to classical, traditional
and popular songs, arranged in the simple,
key-independent AirHarp Chord Format!
Explanation of the AirHarp Chord Format:
NUMBERS: These represent which chord to play in the diatonic progression. These numbers are created in an additive process: the ring finger button represents a '1', the middle finger a '2' and the index a '4'. By pressing different combinations of buttons, any number up to 7 can be represented (4 + 2 + 1 = 7). Note that zero (no buttons being pressed) creates no sound. The pinkie button does not add to the chord number, but rather "modulates" or modifies the existing chord as explained below.
ASTERISK (*): If a number is immediately followed by an asterisk, press the "pinkie button" (also known as the "modulate" or "modify" button) while playing this chord. The "mood" of the chord will be flipped from major to minor or vice-versa, and the desired modulation will be achieved. Many songs feature modulations, but they are less common than regular diatonic chords.
A, B, C, etc.: These represent different parts of a song, like "VERSE", "CHORUS" or "BRIDGE". Parts are often repeated several times within a song.
THREE DOTS (...): Hold this chord for a while. With practice, you'll be able to "hear" when it's time to go to the next chord.
COLON (:): Used to separate passages within a part, to improve readability.