Create a simple chord chart in MuseScore 4

• Jan 25, 2024 - 21:45

Hi - I'm running MuseScore 4.1 and don' see how to create a simple chord chart similar to the screenshot posted. I found a MuseScore template that looked promising but it's from a way out-of-date version and the format when it opens isn't usable.

The screenshot is from iReal Pro but I'd like to do something similar in MuseScore.


If you use a staff-type change (in Layout Palette), you can hide staff lines etc temporarily (if there's regular notation to be had after some chart) and can add in repeat marks like your image, then place chord symbols within the situation.

Also could use some vertical frames to demand a closer range between systems so that you get:

This isn't necessarily the best way to go about it, nor are there "zero defects" to be encountered, but here's a mscz doing this stuff to give the idea in practice:

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In reply to by yonah_ag

Yonah, repeat signs usually mean that given the time-sig (the OP has 4/4), the chord symbol is still valid for that duration (measure 2/3, etc), not placeholders for new chords in the future to be added. The included screenshot provided seems like a "lead-sheet" without the melody, or rather a "rhythm-sheet". Least that's how I understand it.

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