I was chuckling away at Something to put a smile on your dial and got to thinking about how very casual I am about chord names when I write a song. Someone asked to cover one of my songs recently and could they please possibly have a chord chart… oopsy daisy… I think I’d written down A D E
I like to use all sorts of extra notes in my chords but I simply can’t be bothered to work out what they are, I just remember them. It means I can be near-impossible to collaborate with. Years ago when I worked with session musicians, I had to be quite self-disciplined but now I am very lazy with it.
All you song-writers out there… how much detail do you write down about chords when you are writing/recording a song??