Number Chart System
It is best to have your charts and
arrangements ready BEFORE you go into the studio, when it starts
Have Your Charts/Arrangements Ready!
Here on this
web site, we list the basics for the Nashville Number Code. It is best to
learn this and use this notation to have your chord charts and arrangements
ready before the first downbeat recorded.
It is also recommended to send a copy
of this to all of the musicians on the recording session, along with any type of
demo (even a writer guitar or piano with a vocal demo), so the musicians can
hear the song and look at the chart to become familiar with it.
This is the responsibility of your
producer and/or your session leader. HOWEVER, you should make sure they do
this and that you have a participation in this process, because especially if
you wrote the song, or you wish to do an old song a different way, you need to
be able to effectively and efficiently communicate this to all of the musicians
and by doing this chart/arrangement writing process, you'll have it all together
in your own head first, where it really needs to be together.