Is there a standard or compact way to describe a chord shape, using text?
For example, the D/C chord is:
- 6th string: muted
- 5th string: 3rd finger on 3rd fret (C)
- 4th string: open (D)
- 3rd string: 1st finger on 2nd fret (A)
- 2nd string: 4th finger on 3rd fret (D)
- 1st string: 2nd finger on 2nd fret (F#)
That's wordy, however.
I'm hoping for a compact alternative to a chord diagram, like this one:
because I want to annotate a score, e.g. when the score asks for a D/B chord I want a reminder of how to finger that.
X-3-0-1-4-2 is a fairly suitable answer (for the D/C example above), but could it be better or is there a more standard way? Because this tells you the finger-number-sequence, but not the corresponding fret numbers or note names.