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Music Theory // Intro to Nashville Number System

Dustin discusses octaves, scale degrees, and practical applications for the Nashville Number system.

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8 Responses to “Music Theory // Intro to Nashville Number System”

  1. Thanks Dustin! Looking forward to using this. Glad to have you with us here at TCC!

  2. Thanks a lot Dustin! As a bassist I find this to be a really helpful way to look at the structure of songs, since I normally have to transpose pretty often and it’s a big hang-up to rewrite all the chords. Gotta start running through those scales again!

  3. Shouldn’t the 5 be a major 7?

  4. Hey Dave,

    The 5 would be a dominant 7, which would be labeled V7. A major 7 chord would be labeled IVmaj7.

    Hope that helps!

  5. Thanks this is all new for me. I hope I can learn this^^
    By the way, on the bottom of the PDF files attached, can you explain what is the dynamic numbers represent? Thanks.

    • Hi June, I’m glad this is helpful! The dynamic numbers represent how “loud” or “soft” it would be but it varies per the context of the song of course. 1 being quietest and 6 being loudest.

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