Changing the enharmonic spelling of chord symbols

You can respell a chord symbol for a transposing instrument in a transposing layout by editing the chord symbol.


  1. In Write mode, select the chord symbol you want to respell.
  2. Open the chord symbols popover for the selected chord symbol in any of the following ways:
    • Press Return.

    • Double-click the chord symbol.

    The existing short-hand for the chord symbol is shown inside the popover.

  3. Change the root name of the chord, but leave other details as they were, such as quality, interval, or alterations.

    For example, change just the root of Dmaj13 from Db to C#.


The spelling of the chord symbol is altered for all instruments with the same transposition.