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Chords-symbols are a text style with special characteristics enabling MusiCAD to use chords for accompaniment parts like automated bass and automated chord lines. Chord symbols are frequently used in lead sheets.

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Adding chord symbols to a melody is an easy task since the text style chord symbols is the default text style. So when typing any of the letters a-g, a prompt for a chord symbol will pop up.

 

If you don't have a clue which chord is needed you can get help from the chord wizard

 

A list of chord-symbols that MusiCAD will recognize:

intern

alternative display

chord notes

remarks

C

Cma

1 3 5

C-major

Cm

C- | Cmi

1 3b 5

C-minor

C2

Csus2

1 2 5

C suspended 2nd

C4

Csus4 | Csus

1 4 5

C suspended 4th

C5

 

1 5 8

C without third ('power chord')

C6

 

1 3 5 6

C-major (added 6th)

Cm6

C-6 | Cmi6

1 3b 5 6

C-minor (added 6th)

C7

 

1 3 5 7b

C-dominant 7th

Cm7

C-7 | Cmi7

1 3b 5 7b

C-minor 7th

C^

cmaj7.jpg | CM7 | CMaj7

1 3 5 7

C-major 7th

Cm^

CmM7 | CmiMaj7

1 3b 5 7

C-minor major 7th

C9

 

1 3 5 9

C 9th

C9b

C(b9)

1 3 5 9b

C- flatted 9th

C11

 

1 3 5 11

C-major 11th

C13

 

1 3 5 13

C-major13th

Co

CO | Cdim | Cdim7

1 3b 5b 6

diminished, dim

C0

chalfdim.jpg | Cm7(5b)

1 3b 5b 7b

half-diminished

C+

C+ | Caug | C(5#)

1 3 5#

C-augmented 5th

C#

 

 

C sharp

Cb

 

 

C flat

C9/h

 

 

C-9th added b

C9#11

 

 

C-9th added sharp 11th

C9b11

 

 

C-9th added flat 11th

First mentioned chord form is preferred chord entry (and chord storage within MusiCAD files)

 

Chord symbols allow you to easily generate chord diagrams with your music.

 

see also:

     how to find chords with a melody

     chord notation systems

     circle of fifths

     chord diagrams

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