Changing the style of chord symbol parentheses

You can change the parenthesis style for individual chord symbols. For example, you might show stacked chord symbols with slender/tall parentheses due to their height.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • If you are in Engrave mode, Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.


  1. Select the parenthesized chord symbols whose parenthesis style you want to change. You can do this in Write mode and Engrave mode.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Parenthesis style in the Chord Symbols group.
  3. Select one of the following options from the menu:
    • Thick

    • Slender

    • Slender/tall


The parenthesis style of the selected parenthesized chord symbols is changed.


Figure 1. Thick
Figure 2. Slender
Figure 3. Slender/tall