Music

I really enjoy music and I have played piano since I was young, had a few lessons and did up to grade 5, but now I just play for my own enjoyment. I also started playing guitar around 1995, although I’m not as proficient on the guitar as on the piano, I do enjoy it.

On my old shanemcdonald.org music section I had a dedicated subdomain which had information on music, MIDI files and the like. This page has been updated and you can find some of this information on this section.

I will have the chords and tab section which includes piano / keyboard tab and chords which I had transcribed (mainly for Queen songs). The MIDI and MP3 files I have carried across but I won’t be updating that section any more. There is also some other music related sections including information on musical equipment and music reference. Guitarists can find a set of basic Guitar Chords in the Guitar page. The Piano Chordmap system which I created allows you to generate up to 420 keyboard chords for every key from Major to Minor 13th.

Chords & Tab Pages

The Chords & Tab section has now been migrated to ShaneMcDonald.ie and has a lot of useful chords all transcribe by myself.

Chords & Tabs

Piano Chord Shapes

The Piano Chordmap which generates over 400 piano chords & their shapes. Note, this also is on the old server.

Piano Chord Shapes

Basic Guitar Chords

A list of some of the more basic guitar chords, showing the shapes of the chords to help if you are learning to play guitar

Guitar Chords
Me playing a street piano in Toronto, Canada

Music Reference

Information on how to read music & what each type of note means. Soon to be moved.

Music Reference

Keyboard Info

Some details and information on the Roland Synth and KAWAI stage piano which I use.

Keyboard Info

MIDI and MP3s

The legacy MIDI and MP3 page which was on the old shanemcdonald.org website.

MIDI and MP3s
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