1Chart Keyboard Reference

This reference shows how 1Chart’s keyboard characters are most commonly used in Nashville Number charts. If you’re new to the Number System, don’t be intimidated by the number of characters available — many charts need just the basics.

Tap (or hover over) individual keys in the images below to view their meaning/function.

 

Chord Keyboard, Number Mode

Used when editing a chart in number format.

Move the cursor left.
Move the cursor right.
Hash mark. Used to indicate beat distribution in a split measure (one beat per hash mark).
Mute dot. Chord should be played and quickly muted.
Marcato. Chord should be played and quickly muted.
Usually used to indicate an 8th-note push (start playing the chord an 8th-note early), although some use this symbol to indicate an 8th-note delay.
Usually used to indicate an 8th-note delay (start playing the chord an 8th-note late), although some use this symbol to indicate an 8th-note push.
Edit the current measure’s format.
Edit the current section’s format.
Add a modulation (key change).
Enter a comment.
Designate a portion of your chart as a 1st, 2nd, etc. ending.

“2” chord quality
“4” chord quality.
“5” chord quality.
“6” chord quality
“7” chord quality.
“–” chord quality, indicating minor.
“5” chord. In the key of C, a 5 chord is G.
“6” chord. In the key of C, a 6 chord is A.
“7” chord. In the key of C, a 7 chord is B.
Sharp, for use with chord roots.
Delete key.

Tap to access accidentals used with chord qualities.
Tap to access a menu of chord qualities.
Major 7.
“9” chord quality.
“11” chord quality.
Minor.
“2” chord. In the key of C, a 2 chord is D.
“3” chord. In the key of C, a 3 chord is E.
“4” chord. In the key of C, a 4 chord is F.
Natural, for use with chord roots.
Line return.

Tap for a menu with choices for “slash” and parentheses, sometimes used in more complex chords.
Tap for a menu of characters denoting augmented, half-diminished, diminished, m7b5, alt, etc.
Suspended.
Add, as in “add9,” etc.
Superscript “Maj”, usually used to define an accidental rather than the root chord.
Baseline-aligned “Maj”, usually used to define a root chord rather than an accidental.
Tap for a menu with options for “X” to signify a rest, and parentheses to wrap an implied chord.
“1” chord. In the key of C, a 1 chord is C.
Creates an inversion, or “slash chord.” First tap the chord number, then “x/y,” then the number of the bass note.
Flat, for use with chord roots.
Create a new section.

Tap to access the Chord Keyboard.
Tap to access the Rhythm Keyboard.
Tap to access the Symbol Keyboard.
End a measure, underlining the measure by default. Long-press for the option to box the measure instead.
Insert a space between chords or measures.
Phrase separator dot. Usually used to break up longer lines into more readable chunks, e.g. groups of four measures.
Hide the keyboard.

Chord Keyboard, Letter Mode

Used when editing a chart in letter format. Identical to the above, with the exception of the chord letter keys.

Move the cursor left.
Move the cursor right.
Hash mark. Used to indicate beat distribution in a split measure (one beat per hash mark).
Mute dot. Chord should be played and quickly muted.
Marcato. Chord should be played and quickly muted.
Usually used to indicate an 8th-note push (start playing the chord an 8th-note early), although some use this symbol to indicate an 8th-note delay.
Usually used to indicate an 8th-note delay (start playing the chord an 8th-note late), although some use this symbol to indicate an 8th-note push.
Edit the current measure’s format.
Edit the current section’s format.
Add a modulation (key change).
Enter a comment.
Designate a portion of your chart as a 1st, 2nd, etc. ending.

“2” chord quality
“4” chord quality.
“5” chord quality.
“6” chord quality
“7” chord quality.
“–” chord quality, indicating minor.
“E” chord.
“F” chord.
“G” chord.
Sharp, for use with chord roots.
Delete key.

Tap to access accidentals used with chord qualities.
Tap to access a menu of chord qualities.
Major 7.
“9” chord quality.
“11” chord quality.
Minor.
“B” chord.
“C” chord.
“D” chord.
Natural, for use with chord roots.
Line return.

Tap for a menu with choices for “slash” and parentheses, sometimes used in more complex chords.
Tap for a menu of characters denoting augmented, half-diminished, diminished, m7b5, alt, etc.
Suspended.
Add, as in “add9,” etc.
Superscript “Maj”, usually used to define an accidental rather than the root chord.
Baseline-aligned “Maj”, usually used to define a root chord rather than an accidental.
Tap for a menu with options for “X” to signify a rest, and parentheses to wrap an implied chord.
“A” chord.
Creates an inversion, or “slash chord.” First tap the chord number, then “x/y,” then the number of the bass note.
Flat, for use with chord roots.
Create a new section.

Tap to access the Chord Keyboard.
Tap to access the Rhythm Keyboard.
Tap to access the Symbol Keyboard.
End a measure, underlining the measure by default. Long-press for the option to box the measure instead.
Insert a space between chords or measures.
Phrase separator dot. Usually used to break up longer lines into more readable chunks, e.g. groups of four measures.
Hide the keyboard.

Rhythm Keyboard

Move the cursor left.
Move the cursor right.
Hash mark. Used to indicate beat distribution in a split measure (one beat per hash mark).
Mute dot. Chord should be played and quickly muted.
Marcato. Chord should be played and quickly muted.
Usually used to indicate an 8th-note push (start playing the chord an 8th-note early), although some use this symbol to indicate an 8th-note delay.
Usually used to indicate an 8th-note delay (start playing the chord an 8th-note late), although some use this symbol to indicate an 8th-note push.
Edit the current measure’s format.
Edit the current section’s format.
Add a modulation (key change).
Enter a comment.
Designate a portion of your chart as a 1st, 2nd, etc. ending.

Rhythm placement toggle. When green: rhythm-over-chords mode. Tap and the key becomes red, indicating rhythm-over-spaces mode.
Whole note, e.g. a duration of four beats in 4/4 time.
Half note, indicating half the duration of a whole note.
Quarter note, indicating one-fourth the duration of a whole note.
Eighth note, indicating one-eighth the duration of a whole note.
Sixteenth note, indicating one-sixteenth the duration of a whole note.
Augmentation dot. Extends the value of a note or rest by 1/2.
Hash mark. Used to indicate beat distribution in a split measure (one beat per hash mark).
Eighth-note push. Start playing the chord an eighth-note early.
Sixteenth-note push. Start playing the chord a sixteenth-note early.
Delete key. On the rhythm keyboard, this key deletes only the keys found on the that keyboard.

Whole rest. A rest with a duration of one complete measure (e.g. 4 beats in 4/4 time).
Half rest. Duration of one-half the whole rest.
Quarter rest. Duration of one-fourth the whole rest.
Eighth rest. Duration of one-eighth the whole rest.
Sixteenth rest. Duration of one-sixteenth the whole rest.
Augmentation dot. Extends the value of a note or rest by 1/2.
Mute dot. Chord should be played and quickly muted.
Usually used to indicate an 8th-note push (start playing the chord an 8th-note early), although some use this symbol to indicate an 8th-note delay.
Usually used to indicate a 16th-note push (start playing the chord a 16th-note early), although some use this symbol to indicate an 16th-note delay.
Line return.

Diamond. Strike the chord once and hold it for the duration of the measure.
Diamond. Strike the chord once and hold it for the duration of the measure.
Half-Note Diamond. Strike the chord once and hold it for the duration of a half note.
“Dorito.” Chord should be played, then muted.
“Dorito.” Chord should be played, then muted.
Fermata. Chord should be played/held until a predetermined cue is given.
Upside-down fermata. Chord should be played/held until a predetermined cue is given.
Marcato. Chord should be played and quickly muted.
Usually used to indicate an 8th-note delay (start playing the chord an 8th-note late), although some use this symbol to indicate an 8th-note push.
Usually used to indicate a 16th-note delay (start playing the chord a 16th-note late), although some use this symbol to indicate a 16th-note push.
Create a new section.

Tap to access the Chord Keyboard.
Tap to access the Rhythm Keyboard.
Tap to access the Symbol Keyboard.
End a measure, underlining the measure by default. Long-press for the option to box the measure instead.
Insert a space between chords or measures.
Phrase separator dot. Usually used to break up longer lines into more readable chunks, e.g. groups of four measures.
Hide the keyboard.

Symbol Keyboard

Move the cursor left.
Move the cursor right.
Hash mark. Used to indicate beat distribution in a split measure (one beat per hash mark).
Mute dot. Chord should be played and quickly muted.
Marcato. Chord should be played and quickly muted.
Usually used to indicate an 8th-note push (start playing the chord an 8th-note early), although some use this symbol to indicate an 8th-note delay.
Usually used to indicate an 8th-note delay (start playing the chord an 8th-note late), although some use this symbol to indicate an 8th-note push.
Edit the current measure’s format.
Edit the current section’s format.
Add a modulation (key change).
Enter a comment.
Designate a portion of your chart as a 1st, 2nd, etc. ending.

2/4 time signature.
3/4 time signature.
4/4 time signature.
5/4 time signature.
6/4 time signature.
Delete key.

Begin repeat. Marks the beginning of a section to be repeated.
End repeat. Marks the end of a section to be repeated.
Single-measure repeat. Repeat the prior measure.
Two-measure repeat. Repeat the prior two measures.
Four-measure repeat. Repeat the prior four measures.
7/4 time signature.
6/8 time signature.
9/8 time signature.
12/8 time signature.
Tap this key to bring up a menu with additional time signatures.
Line return.

Segno, literally “the sign.” Marks a point the player will return to later, upon seeing D.S., D.S. al Coda or D.S. al Fine.
Coda. Placed in middle of section to be repeated. During repetition, the player should play to Coda then skip to next Coda.
D.S., short for “dal Segno.” The player should move from the point marked with D.S. to the point marked with the Segno.
D.S. al Coda. Indicates “move from here to Segno, play to Coda, then skip to second Coda.”
D.S. al Fine. Indicates “move from here to the Segno, then end at ‘fine’.” In 1Chart, “fine” can be entered as a Comment.
D.C., short for “da Capo.” The player should move from this point to the beginning of the chart.
D.C. al Coda. Indicates “move from here to beginning of chart, play to Coda, then skip to second Coda.”
D.C. al Fine. Indicates “move from this point to the beginning of the chart, then play through to the end.”
“Mod up” symbol. May be used in combination with the “Mod” function to give a visual indication of the direction of the key change.
“Mod down” symbol. May be used in combination with the “Mod” function to give a visual indication of the direction of the key change.
Create a new section.

Tap to access the Chord Keyboard.
Tap to access the Rhythm Keyboard.
Tap to access the Symbol Keyboard.
End a measure, underlining the measure by default. Long-press for the option to box the measure instead.
Insert a space between chords or measures.
Phrase separator dot. Usually used to break up longer lines into more readable chunks, e.g. groups of four measures.
Hide the keyboard.