Inputting chord symbols

You can add chord symbols to existing music using the chord symbols popover. You can also open the chord symbols popover during note input; however, inputting a chord symbol stops note input.


  1. In Write mode, select the note or rest where you want to input the first chord symbol.
  2. Press Shift-Q to open the chord symbols popover.
  3. Enter the chord symbol you want into the chord symbols popover in any of the following ways:
    • Enter the appropriate letters and numbers using the computer keyboard.

    • Play the chord using a MIDI keyboard.

  4. Optional: Advance the popover to continue inputting chord symbols on following notes.
  5. Press Return to close the popover.


The chord symbol specified is input.


The chord symbol may look different to what you entered into the popover. For example, entering D|C7 may result in two chords placed directly above each other, or two chords placed beside each other, depending on your settings on the Chord Symbols page in Engrave > Engraving Options.