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#1 2012-01-14 04:55:54

Leadership
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Registered: 2012-01-08
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Changing chord charts on songs

How do I change the chord charts (Chord voicings) and save the changes on songs in my songbook.   There does not seem to be a feature in "Edit".   I can click on the chord chart on the song page, (When not in "Edit") then sucessfully select the chart I want, but I can't save the new chart.  whenever I navigate away from the song and come back, it reverts to the original chord chart.
For example, the song sheet has the chord chart for C#m on the first fret.  I want to change it to C#m bar chord on the 4th fret.    Thanks

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#2 2012-01-14 18:49:17

dino48
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Re: Changing chord charts on songs

Welcome here leadership,I do not have an answer,but maybe someone will check this post out and be able too help you.


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#3 2012-01-15 18:59:24

khtakamine
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Registered: 2012-01-15
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Re: Changing chord charts on songs

Why can't I find the change settings box to the right of the songs to edit text size or transpose options.

Last edited by khtakamine (2012-01-15 19:04:53)

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#4 2012-01-15 21:39:00

jgreen
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From: Northern BC (Canada)
Registered: 2007-03-05
Posts: 134

Re: Changing chord charts on songs

Hi LS,

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.

Syntax is everything so be careful how you type wink  Very cool
GOOD LUCK!
Jim

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#5 2012-06-10 11:32:44

garyhays
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Registered: 2012-06-10
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Re: Changing chord charts on songs

How to save and print new edited chord chart? I added chords and clicked 'save.' However, the "print songbook" feature does not show them.

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#6 2012-07-03 11:17:06

eidroch
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Registered: 2012-07-03
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Re: Changing chord charts on songs

Not sure what system you are using, but I know that the iOS version for iPad will not let you display / print the chord charts. Only the lyrics and chord names are able to be printed, which is a shame.

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#7 2012-07-04 06:41:08

jgreen
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Re: Changing chord charts on songs

Sorry, Garyhays, I don't know what the problem might be.  I haven`t printed but the print preview shows my edited chord charts.  I`ll try to print and get back to you
Jim

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#8 2012-07-04 18:25:34

jgreen
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Registered: 2007-03-05
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Re: Changing chord charts on songs

Works for me... I am using Windows 7, maybe it is an OS issue(??)
Good Luck!
If all else fails you could just add a text type chart but te Chordie ones are way more nicer wink
Jim

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#9 2013-01-23 11:41:41

systemswiki
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Registered: 2013-01-22
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Re: Changing chord charts on songs

This format doesn't seem to be working {define: G 0 x 0 0 0 x x}

Any idea what I'm going wrong?

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#10 2013-01-23 21:14:21

Roger Guppy
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Re: Changing chord charts on songs

Hi there,

G, B and D are the notes required for a G chord so the e, G, D and A that you are trying to use do not make a G chord. However I do not think that the programming knows that smile but it does not seem to like all the x's.#

Roger


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#11 2013-01-23 22:04:42

systemswiki
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Registered: 2013-01-22
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Re: Changing chord charts on songs

Roger,

What I'm really trying to do is figure out how to indicate that the 3rd, 4th & 5th string are to be played open and the other strings are not to be played. So is there a way to accomplish that? Those 3 strings played open should be the same form as an A played on the same strings on the 2nd fret - wouldn't it?

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#12 2013-01-23 22:46:48

Roger Guppy
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Re: Changing chord charts on songs

After reading your reply I have spent some time experimenting with this but I am unable to produce the chord grid you want... {define: G 0 x x 0 0 0 x} should work, I misread the zero fret as the e string when I read your post earlier which threw all the notes I mentioned out lol).

Sorry I am unable to assist; maybe someone who uses this formatting more often than I can throw some light on the matter.

Roger


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” -Plato
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. (George Bernard Shaw)
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#13 2013-01-23 23:09:07

systemswiki
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Registered: 2013-01-22
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Re: Changing chord charts on songs

Roger, I've very new to all and looking for the definitive reference for ChordPro seems to be a bit less than obvious. The one that looks to be the most complete is the one at...

* http://tenbyten.com/software/songsgen/h … erence.htm

Though there also seems to be numerous references which differ in some ways from this.

Is Chordi still being maintained or is it a artifact?

I would also appreciate any insights you might have on

* http://www.chordie.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=21130

be well & thanks,
Gene

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