Lyric & Chord Chart Editor

We’re excited to announce the release of Lyric & Chord Chart Editor for your Services & Plans song library. Worship pastors and worship team administrators can now create and modify song lyrics and chord charts, and then easily share songs with worship team members through Service Plans. Easily transpose songs, build out unique song arrangements, quickly edit lyrics, utilize a variety of chord notation systems, and create new song attachments for worship sets.

Edit Song Lyrics & Chord Charts

When viewing a song in Song Library, you will now see a new “Add Chord Chart” button in the top right corner. This will open up the new Chord Chart Editor, where you can create, edit, and customize your chord charts to attach to your songs and service plans.

  • Easily adjust song lyrics and chords in the editor window
  • Transpose your song into a different key
  • Generate a chord chart, numbers, numeral, or lyrics file
  • Update the font size, style, and accent color in the preview screen
  • Customize your page size and layout
Leverage ChordPro Formatting

Our new chord editor uses the ChordPro format to transcribe the chords and lyrics from your song into a chord chart. For you Worship Leader power users, you can quickly type out and adjust your songs using that syntax. But if you aren’t familiar with that ChordPro format, no worries! We’ve also added in  “Add Chord” and “Text Styles” buttons to help you easily build out your chord chart without having to know any of the technical programming language. 

In fact, even just typing the upper case chord name with a space on either side will generate a chord above the text. The editor is also on the lookout for common song item text, so when you write something like “Verse 1” on its own line, we’ll automatically format that as header text.

But if you're ready to take your Chord Chart styling to the next level, here are some commonly-used tags for formatting in the ChordPro syntax:

  • [ ] = a chord placed above the lyrics
  • <b> = makes text bold
  • <i> = makes text italic
  • {comment: your text here} = highlights that line of text
  • {start_of_chorus} / {end_of_chorus} = surround your chorus text with these tags and it will be indented and marked with a vertical line to easily find it on your chart.

Create Unique Song Arrangements With Song Map

If you like to keep your chord chart short and sweet, or like to condense everything to fit on one page, the “Song Map” is a way for you to list out the order of the song items without having to include all of those sections every time within the chord chart.

In the Song Map modal, you can click on elements from the “Standard Items” menu on the left and drag them into your Song Map on the right. Those items can be rearranged by dragging and dropping within the song map, and you can change the number of times a section is played by typing in a new number by the “x1.”

After you save your song map, it will display below the song title on the chord chart preview. Musicians who are very familiar with the song would only have to look at the Song Map to know what order the song should be played in.


Chart Types

This feature provides various chart types you can create and download to meet your worship plan needs and preferences.

  • Chords – If you choose to generate a Chord Chart, you can transpose your file by selecting a new key by name, or by using the [+1], [-1] buttons to shift it up and down by a half-step at a time. It will also include a sample of the guitar tabs at the bottom of the page.
  • Lyrics – This file strips away all of your chord information and just displays the lyrics of the song. It’s a great option to use for a singer or choir who doesn’t need the notes.
  • Numbers – The Numbers chart type displays the chords using the Nashville Number System. This style of chart ignores the key of the song and instead lists out the chord progression using numbers, where “1” represents the 1st chord in the key, etc.
  • Numerals – Like Numbers, the Numerals chart type ignores the song key and lists the chord progression using Roman Numeral analysis, where upper case numerals represent major chords and lower case numerals represent minor chords.
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Posted by Ashish Joy on Mar 8, 2021 4:35:49 PM