Acc 1 – Last Song – Danny Boy
Found in: Accompaniment
Cheryl P., Texas
I worked my way through the Accompaniment 1 program a while ago but I’m still trying to successfully play the last song, Danny Boy. In measure 9, it has Db+. What does this mean? Plus what? Is this a typo? Also, can someone explain the diagram for 11th chords on page 33? I don’t understand the w coming from the center of the triangle. If I understood the diagram, I could probably figure out the Ab11 chord in the song. Once I have these 2 mysteries solved, I should be able to obtain success!
Rebecca S., Australia
I also had the question for 11th chords. It means you bring the whole chord down a whole step while keeping the LH note on the original note. Example is C 11. This would mean you play the RH B flat chord while playing the C in the LH. It is used in songs like greatest American hero theme song. (some songs just jump out at you).
The + sign is representing an augmented chord which means the 5th note is played half a step up. The example is C+. I would play C,E G#. Thus the right hand side of the triangle is played half a step higher than when playing it in the Major position.
Warm regards and good luck with that one. It sure is tricky to play the first little while, but great to master. I mastered it line by line.
Marty S., Kansas
The Db+ in measure 9 stands for Augmented…it is not a typo. The symbol for Augmented is the plus sign.
The W in the 11th chord diagram in the chord chart means to lower the entire chord a whole step. So, for example, if the music says to play a C11 chord, you lower your RH a whole step and play a Bb chord. It is important that you do NOT move your LH. You must still play the C in the bass or LH. Otherwise, if you lower your LH as well, you are just playing a Bb chord.