Custom chords

With Chord!, you define custom chords as sequence of intervals, not as sequences of notes. For example, you will not define E♣ as E - A - B - D, but as the chord denoted ♣ with formula R - 4 - 5 - 7. This allows to define at the same time C♣, D♣, etc. Fortunately, you don’t have to compute the formula by yourself and you can input only the notes, but please keep in mind that only the sequence of intervals will be saved as your custom chord.

Of course, once your custom chord is created, a root and eventually a bass can be added, and this full chord can be tagged, used in a song, etc.

In order to create a custom chord, go to the chord selection screen, and select “Custom”, and then tap Add button.

Custom chords can be reached via the dropdown menu.
New custom chords can be added there. Long pressing existing chords allows to edit them, and sliding to the left, to delete them.
The custom chord being defined. Only intervals are relevant. It starts here with a E, but you can swipe the notes to preview it with other roots.
The result. This chord can be used in reverse searches or to write songs. Fingerings can be computed too.

On the chord creation screen, you can specify a symbol and a name. The name is fully optional and has no other use yet that allowing to disambiguate different chords with the same symbols. If you want certain parts of the symbol to appear as superscript, the syntax is ^{X}, where X is the content superscripted. For example, ^{7}sus^{4} will render as “7sus4”. In the same spirit, you can enter subscripted parts as _{X}.

You can then enter the chord formula by switching on or off intervals. You can furthermore indicate intervals that can be omitted when computing fingerings.

When you go back, your chord is saved and can be used everywhere within the app. It will appear in reverse searches, you will be able to compute its fingerings or use it in a song for example. Like other chord fingerings, it can be put into a collection with other fingerings and exported to PDF.

Custom chord fingerings

The app can generate any fingering. However, it may be cumbersome sometime to find the fingering you’re looking for. You can then define custom fingerings. Each custom fingering depends on a chord and a tuning. The chord will define the fingering’s symbol, and the tuning will set the number of strings and their setup. Otherwise, it’s up to you! You can select which strings are played, at which fret and with which finger, and you can draw a arbitrary number of bars (or barres) too. Please note that nothing is checked musically speaking so you are free to define completely wrong fingerings.

To define a custom fingering, simply go on the fingering screen and tap the Custom button Custom, then Add button. By default, the app will seed your new fingering with the current selected fingering.

Custom fingerings can be reached via the "Custom" button on the fingerings screen of any chord.
You can use the controls to set the notes and the fingers. You can also change the chord and the tuning.
You can add as many bars as you want.
The result. This fingering can be used to write songs. It will also appear as a possible fingering for the corresponding chord and tuning.

Once defined, your fingering will appear in fingering searches for the corresponding chord and tuning, and you will be able to use it in songs.

Custom scales

Custom scales are defined in the same spirit as custom chords. You only define a sequence of intervals and not a sequence of notes. The app will then generate when needed the 12 corresponding scales (one for each tonic).

Custom scales can be reached via the dropdown menu.
Only intervals are relevant. It starts here with a A, but you can swipe the notes to preview it with other tonics.
Your custom scale.
You can even compute its fingerings.

Your custom scales will be used as any other scale in the app. They will appear in reverse searches or when harmonizing chords, and you will be able to compute their fingerings for example.

Custom scale fingerings or arpeggios

You can define custom scale fingerings. If the scale is formed by the notes of a chord (like the four notes “scale” C7 = C - E - G - B), these fingerings will correspond to arpeggios.

To define some custom fingering for a scale, go to the scale fingering (or arpeggio) screen, then tap the Custom button Custom, then Add button. By default, your custom fingering will be seeded with the currently selected fingering.

Custom fingerings can be reached via the "Custom" button on the chord arpeggios or fingerings screen of any scale.
You can add new fingerings, but also edit existing ones by long pressing them.
You can use the controls to set the notes and the fingers. You can also change the scale and the tuning.
The result.

Scale fingerings are filtered by scales and by tunings. You can change them on the fingering edit screen if needed. You can then add notes to your fingering with the help of the control at the bottom of the screen. To the left, you set the string, and to the right, you set the fret. Your notes are automatically ordered from string to string, so the order you input them is irrelevant. Your notes appear on a neck preview and as a list of String•Fret (for example, 2•8 is the note on the 2nd string, 8th fret). You can quickly jumps to a note by tapping it in the list.

When you go back, your fingering is saved and it will appear in searches for the corresponding scale and tuning. Since it’s a fingering, it can also be put into a collection with other ones and exported to PDF.