Chart Examples

Learning to read well is an important skill when it comes to recording, especially for horn and string players. However, there may be times when you are sent a demo recording of the song and no chart. Many, many rhythm section sessions are run this way. It is important for everyone involved in studio recording to develop a personal system of notating songs that they can follow during the session. How you do it is up to you. Here’s some real world examples to get you started.
Traditional Chart
Chord Chart 1
Forgiveness Chart2
Chord Chart 2
Chord Chart 3
Numbers Chart
Chords and Numbers