Feature request: the ability to switch between relative major/minor that adjusts numbers and letters

Ryantology

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Title says it all! Let me know if you need clarification or if I’m missing an easy way to do this.

EDIT: Well I figured out a workaround. Change the key, insert a mod to the original key adjusting downstream, change back to original key NOT adjusting downstream mods, remove the mod
 
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Mark

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@Ryantology, glad you found a workaround... but I'm all ears if you want to elaborate on the situation a little more. I'm not sure I'm completely following. :)
 

Ryantology

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@Ryantology, glad you found a workaround... but I'm all ears if you want to elaborate on the situation a little more. I'm not sure I'm completely following. :)
Typically for a song in a minor key I will number chart it in its relative major. When gigging, sometimes I will forward my charts to other musicians who don't read numbers so I will switch them to letters in the settings of the chart. But if I change the key in the upper right corner... well the 6 of Bm is not the same as the 6 of Dmaj so the letters mode gets all screwed up. There lies the need for my workaround.

Maybe a "adjust for relative major/minor" toggle?
 

Mark

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Now I get it. Thanks for the additional info. I may have a workaround for you (give me a day or two to get back to you on this), but in any case, I've added this item to the wish list.
 

Mark

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@Ryantology, here's a workaround. Admittedly a bit fiddly, but...

The key of the tune is Bm, and your chart is written in the relative major D, with the header key indicating D. You want to change the header key to Bm.
  • Add a mod to D at the very beginning of the chart, before the first chord of your first section. (In truth, the key of the mod doesn't really matter. The mod is just a barrier of sorts.)
  • Change the header key to Bm, with "Adjust existing mods..." toggled off.
  • Delete the mod you added at the beginning.
The result is a chart with a header key of Bm, with the letter chords left as you entered them originally.
 

Ryantology

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@Ryantology, here's a workaround. Admittedly a bit fiddly, but...

The key of the tune is Bm, and your chart is written in the relative major D, with the header key indicating D. You want to change the header key to Bm.
  • Add a mod to D at the very beginning of the chart, before the first chord of your first section. (In truth, the key of the mod doesn't really matter. The mod is just a barrier of sorts.)
  • Change the header key to Bm, with "Adjust existing mods..." toggled off.
  • Delete the mod you added at the beginning.
The result is a chart with a header key of Bm, with the letter chords left as you entered them originally.
Nice! Same idea but fewer steps and less fiddly than my workaround.
 
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