|Feature||Toolbar||Icon||Default Keyboard shortcut|
|Chords||Text||Ctrl + K or ⌘ + K|
What is a Chord?
In music, a chord is system of letter notation representing a set of pitches. On Flat, you can quicly write chords above your notations using our Chords tool available in the Text toolbar.
Getting started with Chords on Flat
To start inputing chords above your music notations, focus the note where you want to start adding your chord, then open the “Text” toolbar and click on the Chords icon or use the keyboard shortcurt Ctrl/Cmd+K.
A dialog will open, where you can input your chord. You can input the chord using either the text input, or the buttons. You can successively input the different elements that compose the chord: the root note, the quality (major/minor/7th), the degrees modifications, and finally the inversion.
Adding guitar chord grids
To add chord grids to your document, you can enable the grids to the document in the instrument settings. They will be displayed below all the chords you add for the part.
If you want to use the triangle and the minus sign, instead of the
m for minor chords, and
maj for major 7th chords; you can specify it on the layout options.
Chords Keyboard Shortcuts
|Go to the next chord||⇢ or Enter|
|Go to the previous chord||⇠|
|Exit the Chords mode||Esc|
To playback the written chords, you will need to use slash notations instead of classic notes.