The Nashville Number System not only gives you the means to communicate with other musicians in an intelligent way, it also gives you a fundamental understanding of music, chords and chord progressions in a way that you most likely have never thought about and in a way that will revolutionize your perspective of the fretboard and enlighten the way you view music, chord progressions, keys, and melodies.
Your guitar sage for this learning adventure, Erich Andreas has been playing and teaching guitar for nearly 30 years. His guitar lesson video channels on YouTube have attracted over 40,000,000 views. Erich has authored several books on the subjects of guitar and music and was featured in the Wall Street Journal and on Wall Street Journal Live.
We’re very proud to welcome Erich to the family with his first TrueFire course, the Nashville Number System Decoded.
”We’ll learn the foundational pieces that build this new perspective and then apply these concepts to real-world scenarios, charts, and songs. This new understanding will help you easily navigate songs and their progressions while decoding what your ears have heard all along.
In my 30 plus years of playing and teaching guitar, the Nashville Number System alone has revealed the inner workings of music more than any other method or perspective that I've come across. If you TRULY want to improve your understanding of music, develop your ear, and know where to play on the fretboard in ANY key, you must understand this easy but game-changing method!”
Erich organized the course into three sections. In the first section, you’ll start building a solid theory foundation bolstered by core elements of the Nashville Number System. You’ll also develop your knowledge of the neck and learn to see the major scale as numbers: Primer Overview, The Nashville Number System, The Relativity Of Music, Memorize The Neck, The Major Scale & Numbers and Movable Usable Scale Forms.
In the second section, Erich expands your understanding of chordal theory, western harmony, and develop simplified ways to play chords and progressions in any key: Diatonic Harmony, Three Basic Chord Types, Chords & Major Keys, Seven Diatonic Chords, Chordal Scales: G Major, Chordal Scales: C Major, Finding Chords Using NNS, The 1 4 5 Zig Zag and Relative Major And Minor.
In the third and final section of the course, Erich guides your application of the key learnings in the first two sections across five different types of Nashville Number Charts. For each, you’ll first analyze the different numbers and symbols to figure out the changes of the tune and then Erich gives you a performance example for each.
”You’ll start out with a simple skeleton chart of a 12 bar blues progression in the key of A. Next we’ll analyze a slightly more complex chart with more chords and symbols for a pop-country tune in C. Then we’ll work on a song that incorporates split bars and slash chords with an indy folk-rock feel. We’ll also work on a ballad in 6/8 time, where we’ll use a capo to give us the familiarity of the key of C while playing in C#. Our final chart will incorporate a more complex song form, slash marks and push symbols, and we’ll use the capo again, this time playing the tune in the key of G#.”
You’ll have Nashville Number charts, diagrams, tab and notation for all of Erich’s demonstrations. Erich also generously provides the backing tracks for you to work with on your own.
”Learning the Nashville Number System not only gives you the means to communicate quickly and clearly with other musicians, it yields a fundamental understanding for how chords and progressions are built from the ground up. Most importantly, you’ll develop a 10,000-foot perspective of western harmony which underlies the entire popular songbook, across all style.”
Grab your guitar, and lets decode the Nashville Number System and music itself with Erich Andreas!