Keyboard Guide

Chord Keyboard, Group 1

Chord keyboard, group 1


Chord number 1
1 through 7 are the numbers used to indicate the root of the chord. If you’re in the key of G, 1 is G.
Chord accidentals
Brings up a menu with choices for accidentals (flat, sharp, natural) to define a chord number.
Creates an inversion, or “slash chord.” First tap the chord number, then “x/y,” then the number of the bass note.
New line
Creates a new line.
New section
Creates a new section.

Phrase separator dot. Usually used to break up longer lines into more readable chunks, e.g. groups of four measures.
Inserts a space between chords or measures.
End measure
Ends a measure, underlining the measure by default.
X chord
Brings up a menu with options for “X” to signify a rest, and parentheses to wrap an implied chord.
Delete key.

Hides the keyboard.

Chord Keyboard: Group 2

Chord keyboard, group 2

2 quality
2 through 13 are used to indicate chord qualities, sometimes in combination with “add” or “sus,” e.g. “sus4.”
Major 7
Major 7.
Major. Not typically required (the absence of “minor” implies major), but sometimes it’s helpful to be explicit.
Accidentals. Brings up a menu with choices for flat, sharp and natural, to define superscripted chord qualities.
Slash, parens
Tap this key to bring up a menu with choices for “slash” and parentheses, sometimes used in more complex chords.
Augmented, etc.
Brings up options for characters denoting augmented, half-diminished, diminished, m7b5, alt, etc.
Add, as in “add9,” etc.