Manual

Chord Types And Notation


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Augmented Chords

To add an augmented chord you write "+".

E.g. C+

See the Examples Chord Types (PDF).


Altered Chords

To add an altered chord you write "alt".

E.g. A7alt

See the Examples Chord Types (PDF).


Diminished Chords

To add an diminished chord you write "dim".

E.g. Adim7

See the Examples Chord Types (PDF).


Halfdiminished Chords

To add an halfdiminished chord you write "m7b5".

E.g. Am7b5

See the Examples Chord Types (PDF).


Major Chords

To add a major chord you use capital letters.

E.g. C G

See the Examples Chord Types (PDF).


Minor Chords

To add a minor chord you write "Am","Ami", "A-" or just "a".

E.g. Am A- Ami a

See the Examples Chord Types (PDF).


Power Chords

To note a power chord you add a "5".

E.g. A5 E5

See the Examples Chord Types (PDF).


Suspended Chords

To add a sus-chord you write "sus2","sus4" or just "sus".

E.g. Asus4 Dsus2 G7sus4 Bsus

Other shorthand options are A4 D2.

See the Examples Chord Types (PDF).


Slash Chords

To add a slash chord you just write a regular chord followed be a slash and the base note.

E.G. C/G or D/F#

If you want to use the same chord with a moving bassline the blank chord (e.g. */G) comes in handy.
See the slash chords in Instant Karma! (John Lennon).


Blank Chords

Blank chords are not printed at all.

But there are some use cases.

If you want to use the same chord with a moving bassline the blank chord (e.g. */G) comes in handy.
See the slash chords in Instant Karma! (John Lennon).

To add an empty bar.

To place a chord in the second half of a split bar.


N.C. - No Chord

No chord marker to indicate that no accompanying chords should be played at all.

To use it, just write NC or N.C. instead of a regular chord.

E.g. see extra bar at the end of the bridge in Streets Of Philadelphia (Bruce Springsteen) .


Rests

To use rests, just write r1 to add a full bar rest or r2 to add a half bar rest instead of a regular chord.

To add a quarter note rest write r4.

See the Example Rests (PDF).