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How can I use the Chord Editor to edit the detected chords?

The chord editor tool allows you to change or edit the length of the automatically detected chords. You can edit in several ways; for example, you can change an individual chord or change all instances of a particular chord to any other chord. To edit a chord, RIGHT click on any chord in the chord strip and the chord editor menu will appear above the chord. Now you have several options for replacing, shortening, lengthening or breaking chords.

Example 1. A chord is incorrect and you want to change it.

  1. Right click the chord you wish to change and the edit menu will appear with the incorrect chord selected in the grid.
  2. In the chord grid, select the correct chord you wish to display.
  3. Click the Replace button.

Example 2. All the ‘A’ chords in the song should be ‘Am’ chords

  1. Right click any ‘A’ chord and the edit menu will appear with the ‘A’ chord selected in the grid.
  2. In the chord grid, select the ‘Am’ chord.
  3. Click the Replace All button and all of ‘A’ chords in the song will change to ‘Am’ chords.

Example 3. The chord detected is correct but changes in the wrong position

  1. Right click on the chord and arrows will appear either side of the chord on the chord strip under the edit menu. 
  2. Use the arrows (by clicking and dragging) to lengthen the chord in either direction.
  3. If you need to shorten the chord, Right click on the chord immediately to the left or right and drag into the chord which is too long.

Example 4. A chord is too long and needs to be split into two or more chords.

  1. Right click the chord that you want to split to activate edit mode.
  2. On the chord strip under the editor, click on the point of the chord where you want the new change to occur.
  3. Using the methods outlined in Examples 1 – 3 to continue to edit your newly created chord.
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