There is a better way to make music together as a band, and it’s called The Nashville Number System (NNS). Download the free high quality, printable, easy-to-use PDF Chart below.
To teach my own bands the NNS, I created a high quality, printable, easy-to-learn version of it for learning the system yourself, and for handing out to your fellow musicians. I’m giving it away free; just download it below.
What Is The NNS?
Musicians all over my city of Nashville use the NNS in the studio and in live settings to communicate musical changes quickly.
The basic principle is this. Each chord in a key has a number assigned to it. Many songs are fairly simple in their chord structure. In my world of worship music, this is often the case.
The I chord (1), IV chord (4), V chord (5), and vi (6m) chord are the most common. I won’t get into all the details here, but if you know these chords for one key, in your head, you are ready to go for every key.
Download the PDF, review the instructions, and get started!
How Does The Chart Work?
Watch this and show it to your band. Dan teaches you how to use the PDF chart, and how to speak in numbers.
Download the NNS Chart here: Nashville Number System PDF.