Music chord software that makes complex chord finding and chord fingering
easy. This music chord software is a combination of chord recognition, a
convenient keyboard and guitar (or bass, or banjo, or ukulele or many other
stringed instruments) chord finder and includes chord fingering for both
stringed instrument chords and keyboard chords. Note that there are links
to specific information on instruments addressed by Musicord at the bottom of this web page.
The New High-Featured Musicord version 3.0 !
Our Musicord program is very popular. But we decided to make it much
more powerful and much more feature intensive in version 3.0. We included
all of the features that people have asked us for. And we have even gone
well beyond that into a chord calculator that we believe sets a new high level -
for either beginning musicians or accomplished musicians that may wish more
Primary Features that began with our Original Musicord:
- Chords to Notes - Enter a root note and a chord name of 28 stored
types, and the notes and fingering are shown for keyboard and stringed
- Notes to Chords - Enter notes and Musicord will see if it
recognizes the chord and even show alternate chord names. Even if the
chord is unique such that Musicord does not recognize it, Musicord will
still show the fingering on both the keyboard and stringed instrument
- Chords Recognized - 28
chords in all, including: major, minor, major 6th, minor 6th, 7th, major 7th,
minor 7th, mmaj7th, major 9th, minor 9th, major 11th, minor 11th, major 13th,
minor 13th,diminished, augmented (also called + or +5), major 6 with no 5, minor
6th with no 5, 5, -5, 7-5, sus 2, sus (sus 4 no 3), sus4 (3 no 5), sus 4 (5 and
3), 7 sus 4, 7 maj 5, 6th add 9.
- Alternate Fingerings - Alternate Fingerings are shown for chord
inversions and alternate notes for both keyboard and stringed instruments
- Fretboard Fingerings - Use an invisible capo to show fingerings
down the fretboard for stringed instruments
- Transpose Musical Keys - A simple set of changeable chromatic
scales can be lined up and adjusted to help transpose from any key to
Brand New Features added in this version 3.0: (and yes, the original
features are still there)
- Print Chords - several chords or a full page - Use a chord camera
to snap pictures of chords after you have set them up. Select chord
print of either keyboard fingering or stringed instrument (guitar, bass,
banjo, etc.) fingering . These photos are then sent to a printer
screen where they are collected and organized for print. Simple
text printout is provided of the chord name, notes in the chord, and a
simple text figure of the fingering positions. To view examples of
chord print, click here.
- Flat and Sharp Handling - choose to display all sharps, all
flats, or two mixtures of both, or simply choose "auto" and let Musicord
determine the likely key you are playing in and pick the sharps and flats
combination for you
- Keyboard Sharps and Flats - For keyboard viewing you can select
to show both the sharp and flat name all of the time, or to simply follow
the rest of the display for sharps flats, mixes of the two, or "auto"
selection of sharps and flats.
- Many Stored String Instruments - Musicord stores many setups for
common stringed instruments - such as guitar, banjo, bass, ukulele,
mandolin, cittern, bouzouki, violin, dobro, lute and others. Since
Musicord will do 6 "courses" of strings, it will also work for normal tuning
of 12 string guitars, 8 string mandolins, 10 string citterns, 12 string
tiples, and similar instruments that are tuned in "pairs" or "triplet"
strings and are no more than 6 "courses" (6 groups of string pairs or
- Many stored Tuning Variations - stores and allows you to select
many common tuning variations for those stringed instruments, such as "Drop
D" for Guitars, C, G, or D tuning for Ukuleles and more, many common banjo
tunings, tenor guitars, 5 string banjos, 4 string banjos, 4 string bases, 5
string bases, 6 string bases, each with multiple common tunings, and a whole
number of similar combinations. There are over 20 variations for the 'Guitar"
- Modifies display to string instrument type - will display, 4
strings, 5 strings, 6 strings, or 5 string banjo with the shorter string as
- Right Hand or Left Hand Viewing - For Guitar or other Stringed
Instrument - Yes - select the desired view and the strings display will reverse.
The print routine will even print left handed chords.
- Enhanced Capo - for stringed instruments such as guitar, bass,
banjo, ukulele etc. This adjustment allows viewing fingering down the
fretboard of the stringed instrument. And yes, the print routine will
print chords that show fingering down the fretboard - and not just chords at
the instrument neck.
- Custom Tuning or Detuning - Stringed Instruments. If our
stored various common tunings for stringed instruments do not include your
favorites, you can tune your instrument to any starting notes you wish -
within the normal chromatic scale of course. Yes, you can display and print chords
that take into account the custom tuning or detuning.
- Custom Setup of Stringed Instruments / Tuning - If you are a
practiced musician who often uses different tunings on your guitar or
stringed instrument and wish to create your own set of tunings,
Musicord will allow the save of 50 custom stringed instruments or tuning -
per file. And yes you can have multiple files. Your new custom
entries will show up as a new instrument family called "Custom" and
will make all
saved entries easily available. If you play multiple stringed
instruments, no problem - even within the same custom file. And when done, you can save or
backup your file. You can also re-arrange the order of your
instruments or tunings for convenience within a file.
For beginners or accomplished musicians: For
beginners Musicord provides preset settings for instruments, sharps and flats
("auto" function), and preset printing settings. For accomplished stringed
instrument musicians, Musicord is designed to handle the custom stringed
instruments and custom tuning that those professionals might wish, including
even a "Custom" save of their most favorite instruments and tuning.
Includes two levels of help screens.
(includes this page)
Musicord Software- main page,
Left Hand Chord Example,
Retuned Strings Example,
Music Chord Chart Example
Keyboard / Piano,
Guitar / Tiple,
Mandolin / Bouzouki / Cittern,
Violin / Fiddle / Viola / Cello,
Steel Guitar / Dobro,
Lute / Oud / Cumbus
Strings: Musicord for stringed instruments will
handle up to 6 "courses" or sets of strings. So it will do 4 string, 5
string, and 6 string instruments and 5 string banjo. It will also do
instruments with more strings if they are tuned in sets such as "pairs" or
"triplets" as a 12 string guitar, 8 string mandolin, 10 string cittern, or 12
string tiple (with string triplets). However, if there are more than 6
unique string course, such as an 8 string steel guitar, it will only show up to
six of those string positions.
This program will not play well on a screen
set to 480 x 640 pixels. Any reasonable setting at or higher than 600 x
800 will be fine, including, 600 x 800, 1024 by 768, and reasonable screen
settings even higher.
A powerful yet simple music chord software program, that can make chord
fingering, piano chords, and guitar chords much easier and also improve understanding at the same time!
Readme.txt and help included.
Overall - Of course, with differences in definitions and rounding
techniques, you will need to check settings and ensure suitability of these
calculators for your own needs. However, this software can be an
exceptional help when you need it and it comes at a very low package price.
Switch from one calculator to another by simply clicking on the calculator you
wish on the pull-down menu that it is on each main calculator screen. An
option file can remember your settings if you wish it to be saved. Load
and save of multiple options is also provided for.