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The Staff view lets you enter chord symbols above the staff. You can enter both ordinary chord names and guitar chord symbols, which display both the chord name and fingering. SONAR has a large number of predefined chords from which you can choose. You can also define and save your own chords.
SONAR stores its library of chords in the file Chords.liw. The chords in the library are sorted into groups. You can add and remove chords from the library, create new groups (i.e., for alternative guitar tunings), and add chords from a different library file.
You edit chords in the Chord Properties dialog box. Chord properties are shown in the following table.
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The Chord Properties dialog box also lets you draw guitar chord grids and manage the chord library.
You can suppress the display of all guitar chord diagrams by deselecting the Show Chord Grids option in the Staff view's Layout dialog box. With this option disabled, only chord text appears.
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Click the Chords button in the Staff view.
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Right-click the symbol to open the Chord Properties dialog box.
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Figure 346. The Chord Properties dialog
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Right-click the chord symbol to open the Chord Properties dialog box.
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Click New Grid
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Click Remove Grid
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Right-click the chord symbol to open the Chord Properties dialog box.
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Select a group, enter a name in the Name box, enter a guitar grid (if desired), and click Save.
Type a name for the group in the Group textbox and click Save.
Click the Import button and select a file. Chord libraries have the extension .liw.
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