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Chord diagrams are used with chord symbols in stringed instruments like guitar, banjo and ukulele as:


MusiCAD comes with a specially designed font (MCDiagrams) to create these chord diagrams.

Diagrams are composed by writing sequences of digits


  1 2 3 4 5


The special characters 0 and x represent an open string and a not-to-be-used string


The first diagram is created using 3211, the second with x00232.


Automated chord diagrams

Writing a chord diagram for every chord might be a bit tedious...
A file chorddiagrams.mcd contains common diagrams for a bunch of instruments:
guitar banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, ukelele, pandura, tambura, baglamas.


Enter one of the listed instruments on the instrument section of the part properties dialog and you'll be presented with the chord diagrams corresponding to the chord symbols.

Use the text-style chord diagrams in the text dialog to select a style (position, color, size) for displaying your chord-diagrams.



see also:

     how to find chords

     chord symbols

     chord notation systems

Chord diagrams