Topic: chord charts

How do I edit the chord charts.  I am correcting songs and want the  chord charts to display correctly.  Also The song I edited did not completely display.  Is there a limit to the number of lines a song can have?  This is my first attempt at editing,  If you know how to edit the chord charts please be specific.

Re: chord charts

From another thread...

See the "show help" drop down in the EDIT area.
Scroll down to see:

Define chords
{define: chord fret s1 s2 s3 s4 s5 s6}

Example: C# to be played like an A on 4th fret:
{define: C# 4 1 3 3 3 1 1}

The definition should be placed after songtitle/artist. Note that you will also need to place the chord as [C#] within the lyrics for the grids to be shown.

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Re: chord charts

Thanks, but I was inquiring about the actual chord diagrams in the right side of the song.  After I correctetd the song the old chord diagrams stayed.  I defined the new diagrams in my edit but they did not appear.  I edited "This Boy" by the Beatles.  The actual diagrams do not reflect where I want some of the chords played.  How do I edit the diagrams?
Thanks for the help.

Re: chord charts

Hi franka1a
I'm not into editing as such but as you are having trouble with the correct display of the chord diagrams I edited a song substituting a D chord for a F and then a Dm both times the corrected chord displayed properly when up dated. The Chords displayed at the base of the song. The edit remained when saved to my songbook.
I know it's not much help but it seems the editing feature in my case is working ok.
As I'm in the Uk I can't view the Beatles songs so maybe there's a problem with the song..

Re: chord charts

Don't know what might be the problem.  Check syntax, make sure chord is in the song.  You might try a unique name for the chord say something like "f 4C#" (??)

Re: chord charts

Here is an example.  I tried to add the chord A7sus.  (EADGBE  x02030)  I typed in:
{define:A7sus103020x} and nothing displayed.  I typed in:
{define: A7sus103020x} and still nothing displayed.  I typed in:
{define:A7sus03020x} Nothing.  I typed in:
{define:A7sus 103020x} Nothing.  I typed in:
{define: A7sus 103020x}  Nothing.  There must be a way to get the cord diagram to display.
Can anyone give me the exact syntax.

Re: chord charts

Try {define: A7sus 1 0 3 0 2 0 x}

spaces are important as with all types of formatting and you will get:

{t: A7sus}
{st: }
{define: A7sus 1 0 3 0 2 0 x}