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Working with chords

The chord palette

SongSheet Pro's keyboard is augmented with a row of chords for easy chord entry

While editing lyrics, a chord palette is added to the on-screen keyboard. To insert a chord at the current cursor position, tap a chord on the palette.

The chord palette is visible even when you are using an external keyboard. In this case it will be docked at the very bottom of the screen.

When there are too many chords to fit on the screen, the palette becomes scrollable: swipe left or right to view all of the chords you have available.

Add a chord to the palette

If you need to insert a chord into your song that you don’t have available on the palette, tap the + button at the far right of the chord palette. The on-screen keyboard will transform into the Create New Chord keyboard:

Adding a new chord to the chord palette

Once you have set all the parameters for your chord, tap Create to add it to the palette and insert it at the current cursor position.

To create a chord that the standard chord editor does not cater for, tap Custom… You will be presented with a dialog in which you can enter whatever you want:

Adding a custom chord

Editing the chord palette

If you double tap a chord in the palette, a menu will be shown:

Double tap a chord in the chord palette to show more options

Tap Delete to remove the chord from the palette. If the chord is used in the song, every occurrence of it will be removed.

To edit a palette chord, tap Edit… SongSheet presents the chord editor for that chord:

Editing an existing chord in the chord palette

If you tap Apply the chord will be updated, including all occurrences of the chord within the song. If you don’t want to make any changes, just tap outside the chord editor and it will be dismissed.

Working with chords in the song

Tap a chord to select it. A drag handle and an edit menu will appear:

Selecting a chord in the song

If you long press the chord itself or the chord’s selection drag handle, you will be able to drag it to a new location within the song. Alternatively, if you use an external keyboard, use the cursor left and right keys to move the chord a single character at a time.

When you selected the chord, you would see that the keyboard has transformed itself into the chord editor. To edit the chord, make any changes you need to make, then tap the Apply button (or tap anywhere else on the screen to cancel). If the new version of the chord doesn’t exist on the palette it will automatically be added.

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