Nashville Numbers Answers

EVERYONEThe Nashville Number system is a shorthand for naming chords in a single framework that you can use for any key. It was developed by musicians in Nashville as a way to quickly communicate chord changes. So if you are a keys player, bassist or guitarist this is an amazing tool to help you whilst playing live, in rehearsal or in the studio. We have made a video to introduce the Nashville Number System along with some resources below. Enjoy!

Practice example answers:

1) What are the Nashville Numbers for the following chord progressions:

  • In the Key of C –  C    G   Am  Em     –      1   5   6   3
  • In the Key of G –  C    G   Am  Em     –     4   1   2    6
  • In the Key of D –  D    G    Em  Bm   –     1    4   2   6
  • In the Key of G –  D    G    Em  Bm   –     5   1    6   3
  • In the Key of A –  E     A    C#m   F#m  –  5   1   3   6
  • In the Key of E –  E     A    C#m   F#m  –  1   4   6   2

2) Using the Nashville Number system transpose the following chord sequences.

  • From the Key of C –  C    G   Am  Em  – To the key of G  –  1   5   6   3  –   G   D   Em  Bm
  • From the Key of C –  C    G   Am  Em  – To the key of E  –  1   5   6   3  –   E   B   C#m  G#m
  • From the Key of C –  C    G   Am  Em  – To the key of D  – 1   5   6   3   –   D  A  Bm  F#m
  • From the Key of A –  E     A    C#m   F#m – To the key of F  – 5   1   3   6  – C  F  Am Dm
  • From the Key of A –  E     A    C#m   F#m – To the key of G  – 5   1   3   6  – D  G  Bm  Em
  • From the Key of A –  E     A    C#m   F#m – To the key of F# – 5   1   3   6  – C#  F#  A#m  D#m

3) Using the Nashville Number system to write out the following progression in the keys listed below: 2  6   4   1

  • In the key of Bb  – 2  6   4   1  –  Cm  Gm  Eb  Bb
  • In the key of G  – 2  6   4   1  – Am  Em  C  G
  • In the key of C#  – 2  6   4   1  – D#m  A#m  F#  C#
  • In the key of F  – 2  6   4   1  – Gm  Dm  Bb  F

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