There are two ways to add chord symbols and chord charts to your lyrics. The first method simply requires you to select a particular chord in TuneSmith’s chord dictionary and drag and drop it to any desired position in the text editor.
The second method enables you to enter chords manually to the lyrics by typing them in plain text format into the text editor. Enclose any manually entered chords in square brackets to allow TuneSmith to distinguish them from your lyrics. TuneSmith will intelligently analyze the manually entered chords to produce professionally-looking chord symbols once you switch to the preview mode.
TuneSmith will be able to recognize the vast majority of chords even if a particular chord type is written in several different ways (e.g. Cmin7(b5), Cø, Cm7b5, Cmin7b5, Cm7-5, Cmin7-5, Cm7°5, Cmin7°5, C-7°5, C-7-5, C-7b5, C half-dim7, Cm7(-5), etc.). Any chord that is not recognized will show a question mark instead of a properly formatted chord symbol in the preview mode.
Whenever a specific chord type has more than one voicing the preferred (favorite) chord chart that has been marked with a star will be selected.
To allow session players to transpose your songs more easily you can print them in the Nashville Number System format. To transform the chord symbols of an existing song, select the song’s key in the drop-down menu at the bottom of the ‘Guitar Chord Charts’ section and click on the ‘Nashville No. System’ button.