Chord Formats
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The following rules apply to formatting chords:

(1) acceptable characters and groups of characters are:
A B C D E F G (in English chords)
Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si
(in Latin/Spanish chords)
(in Jazz/Nashville chords)
m min dim 7 maj sus / b # 2
(chord modifiers)

(2) A "b
" denotes a flat, and "#" denotes a sharp. The flat symbol is NOT case-sensitive; AB, Ab, aB and ab will all be read as "A flat".

(3) A "m
" or "min" denotes a minor chord. For a major seventh, use "Maj7". "m7" or "M7" is a minor seventh.

(4) The / character is used between two chords to denote a bass chord. For example, the chord "C/G
" would use C as the root chord and G as the bass guitar's note.

The following chords are acceptable examples:
A Bb C# Dmin E7 F#maj7 Gsus A/F Ebdim La Si# do i iv# VIIb

The program can also accept a number of other symbols in chord lines, including:
- (dash)
\ (backslash)
/ (forward slash, if not between two chords)
| (the "pipe" or vertical bar)
() (parenthesis)
tab characters

You can also specify a set of additional words that will be ignored when you transpose a song. In the Ignored Terms preferences, you can add, change or remove terms. If, for example, you often use the word "Tag:" at the beginning of an ending line of chords, you may wish to add this to the ignored terms. If a term is found here, even if it is not otherwise recognized as a chord, the program will simply ignore it when transposing a song.

When a song is printed in its original key, no chord error checking is performed, so if you do not need a song transposed you may use any chord patterns you wish, even if the program does not support them.  

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