How to read a chord chart


How to read a chord chart

There are many questions that I receive week to week, but one that I hear the most is, “How do I know what to play based on the chord chart?”

I’ve heard this from many of you as well, which is why I’m excited to shed some light on this today!

Maybe you’ve been asked to play for your church, a band or simply with some friends, and they’ve given you a chord chart. This chord chart, which is a layout of the song either has letters (like Am) or numbers (referring to the Nashville Number System) and possibly the song lyrics.