Roman numeral chord markings

• Jun 18, 2024 - 03:13

How can I write a chord name to show the position on the neck, such as D fifth position, with a raised Roman numeral superscript V next to the D?


Take a look at In particular, the sections on "Roman Numeral Analysis" and on "Nashville Number".

However, I don't think that either one is what you want. (I hope I'm mistaken!) I suspect you'll have to use "system text" or "staff text", which do not affect playback. Perhaps put an ordinary chord symbol (Ctrl+K) and make it invisible, then add your specialized chord symbol as "system" or "staff text", as appropriate.

Obviously, if you don't want it to play, or don't care whether it does, just use the "system" or "staff text".

Do you still have an unanswered question? Please log in first to post your question.