THE NASHVILLE NUMBER SYSTEM 11th Edition
In the late 50's, Neil Matthews devised a musical number system for the Jordanaires to use in the studio. Charlie McCoy and fellow studio musicians began adapting Matthews' number system into chord charts. The Nashville Number System has evolved into a complete method of writing chord charts and melodies---combining Nashville shorthand with formal notation standards.
The Nashville Number System is 128 pages with a step by step method of how to write a Nashville number chart for any song. Included with each NNS book in Edition 11 is the CD download, "String Of Pearls". This is a 10 song album of instrumentals, including, Amazing Grace. I walk you through the details of each song and explain the Number System tools used to write the charts. Now, while listening to the CD you can see and hear how Nashville number charts work.
11th EDITION NOW AVAILABLE AT A GREAT PRICE!
The 11th Edition of the "Nashville Number System" by Chas Williams is now available! More great charts, an Interactive CD download, and updated content!
Custom charts of your song written by Chas. If you're not sure how to write a number chart for your song, or if you have questions about the Number System contact Chas for more information.
The Nashville Number System is a required text at Belmont University, Delta State University, Lee University, Capital University and Liberty University. It is also used as a text at Berklee College of Music and Mediatech Institute in Austin.
THE NASHVILLE NUMBER SYSTEM iPad App
Writing NNS Charts On Your iPad
Music notation is made simple with this shorthand system which puts chords into numbers 1 through 7 and streamlines the page into a simple and clean format. Forget about pencil, erasers and photocopy! This app combines technology with tried and tested methods; allowing user to create song charts with the ease and speed of pen and paper.