Changing the enharmonic spelling of chord symbols

You can respell a chord symbol for transposing instruments, for example, to choose a simpler enharmonic equivalent spelling. This changes the enharmonic spelling of chord symbols in all layouts with the same transposition.


  1. In Write mode, open a layout with the transposition for which you want to respell chord symbols.
  2. Select the chord symbol you want to respell.
  3. Press Return to open the chord symbols popover for the selected chord symbol.

    The existing entry for the chord symbol is shown inside the popover.

  4. 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. For example, changing the spelling of a chord symbol for a Clarinet in B also changes the spelling of that chord symbol in a Trumpet in B layout.