Chord Symbols is a font for musicians. It helps you to write beautiful chords, for example in Word or Pages. You don’t need complicated configurations or keycodes. You can just write the chords with you regular keyboard.
Musicians tend to write chords with regular characters. They use # instead of a genuine sharp, b instead of a genuine flat, dim instead of a small circle, and so forth. With the Chord Symbols Font, your chords will be better looking, more easily readable and more efficiently notated. Uppercase letters will be chord roots and lowercase letters will look like upperscript, for ‘sus’ and ‘add’ and the like. The number keys are addition, and those digits automatically look like uppercript. The # in this font will create a beautiful sharp and the @ will create a nice flat (this key is to the left of #). And so forth.
Chord Symbols helps you to write the chords the way you like it. Whether you prefer maj7 or m7 or a small triangle for a major seventh, whether you want m, mi, min or a horizontal line for a minor chord, this font will suit you. The font is originally created out of the need to write chords above pop song lyrics. However, it is designed to also work smoothly in music notation software, like Sibelius and Finale.
The Chord Symbols font comes in two flavours: sans and serif. In the slides at the to of this page the sans version is shown. The serif font is shown below.
Here is a list of the most important keystrokes for using the font:
|Roots and chord quality|
|Alterations and additions|
Here are some examples of character combinations: