Guitar chord diagrams show you how to play a chord on a stringed instrument. The Individual notes of a chord are indicated by dots. The character ‘x’ above a string represents a muted string while a circle in this position represents an open string.
Song One automatically creates chord diagrams for string intruments with 2 - 8 strings in any tuning and capo position.
Piano chord diagrams show you how to play a chord on a keyboard instrument. The Individual notes of a chord are indicated by dots. Song One automatically creates piano chord diagrams in the root position. (You may toggle between guitar chord diagrams and piano diagrams in the theme panel.)
Song One is able to automatically maintain a collection of chord diagrams for each song. This collection is referred to as a chord chart.
The chord chart will be placed at the current cursor position. The most commonly chosen area is at the beginning of a song below the song title.
You may change the voicing of a specific guitar chord diagram with the help of the virtual fretboard:
The virtual fretboard slides up to display the chord and indicate all possible string positions of the chord's notes:
The currently selected notes are shown in blue. With the gray notes you can create a different voicing of the same chord. The number of notes of extended chords may exceed the number of availlable strings:
- When Song One omits notes it will display them in the neck position of the fretboard (e.g. 'A' above).
You may change the voicing of a specific piano chord diagram with the help of the virtual keyboard:
The virtual keyboard slides up.