I'm looking for or guitarists with experience in playing chords, including barre chords who can access the playing difficulty of around 1000 chords in Excel. You will be given chord diagrams to view in a pdf and an Excel sheet with each of the chords.
Your job will be to rate each chord from 1-10 for chords that are playable, with 1 being very easy to play, and 10 being very difficult to play. For chords that you believe are impossible to play cleanly, you can use the score of 11. Each of the chords will also be given a particular fingering, so you must use the same fingers that are indicated to make your assessment. I may add some columns for you to tick which gives a reason for the difficulty, for example, the fret span of the chord is too large, the fret gaps between fingers is too large, the fingers are too crowded in one space, the chord is not strummable due to muted strings.
I have an MS Excel sheet that looks something like this, with the last column for you to enter:
Chord, Fret Positions (6x), Finger Positions (6x), Difficulty Level
Em(maj7/9), 7-9-5-8-x-x, 2-3-1-4-x-x
A7, 3-4-2-2-2-3, 5-2-1-1-1-3
Am13, 12-12-10-12-12-14, 5-5-1-3-3-4
A6, 5-9-x-9-x-9, 1-3-x-3-x-3
Legend: 1=index, 2=middle finger, 3=ring finger, 4=pinky, 5=thumb
At any time feel free to add comments or questions in a new column (eg "Comments") for any chord row and I will check them.
Please do not delete any rows in Excel. I will be giving this job to at least 3 guitarists and take the average score from the difficulty level for each row.
I need you to be able to commit to finishing the work in around 1-2 weeks once you receive the files and send me a small sample so I can see you are on the right track.
Find attached a sample of the kind of chord diagram you will have to evaluate the score for. The ones you recieve may be slightly different, but the principle will be the same.