Creating Chord Events from MIDI

You can extract chords from MIDI notes, parts, or tracks. This is useful if you have a MIDI file and want to show its harmonic structure, and use this file as starting point for further experimenting.


  • You have added a chord track.

  • On a MIDI track, you have created a MIDI part with MIDI events that can be interpreted as chords. Drums, monophonic bass, or lead tracks are not suitable.


  1. In the Project window, select a part or one or several MIDI tracks.

    You can also select the MIDI tracks, parts, or notes that you want to create in the Key Editor, Score Editor, or In-Place Editor.

  2. Do one of the following:
    • Drag the MIDI part and drop it on the chord track.

    • Right-click a MIDI part, and select Create Chord Events from the context menu.

    • Select Project > Chord Track > Create Chord Events.

  3. In the Create Chord Events dialog, make your changes and click OK.


The chord events are added to the chord track.