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Changing chords on beats rather than bars?

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  • Hi - nice program!

    Is it possible to change the chord within a bar, or split a bar?

    I'm thinking of the Yamaha QY70 arranger which allows you to change chord every beat if you wish, which is very helpful.

    Also, is there a way to use slash chords so that the bass would stay put while the chords above it change?

    Many thanks

    Alex

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:02 PM

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  • > nice program!

    Thanks!  Positive feedback is always good times. :)

    > Is it possible to change the chord within a bar?

    Yes, just click on the bar and type whatever chord you like, or click the little arrow at the side of each measure to see a list of "suggested" chords.  If you make a change that you want to be "permanent", even when you change the "happy" and "jazzy" sliders, be sure to "lock" the new chord using the drop-down menu you get when you click the arrow.

    > Is it possible to split a bar?

    You can change the "chords per bar" setting from "1" to "2", which will split *all* bars.  Unfortunately, there's no way to split an individual bar.

    > Is there a way to use slash chords so that the bass would stay put while the chords above it change?

    Yep, just type your slash chord in after clicking on the bar.  Again, you probably want to "lock" the chord after making a manual change so Songsmith doesn't change it when you move the sliders around.

    Have fun!

    -Dan from the Songsmith team

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 5:35 PM
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