Fretboard Diagram Workflow

• Mar 31, 2023 - 20:43


I'm starting to add fretboard diagrams to my sheets on Musescore 4, and wondering if anybody has tips for making that workflow more efficient. Right now I have all the chord symbols written in (from the lead sheet I'm transcribing), and I don't know the best way to add fretboard diagrams.

My method right now is to click on each chord symbol, double-click the corresponding diagram from the palette, then click the old (now redundant) chord symbol and delete that. Manually editing every individual chord symbol is really time-consuming! I'm wondering if there's a tool similar to "realize chord symbols" that can automatically assign fretboard diagrams to my existing chord symbols. I know that I would still have to add custom diagrams for complex chords, and I would likely have to adjust some of the default chord voicings, but it would save me a lot of time if at least the basic chords, like open-position E major, were automated.

Barring that, is there a way to "select similar" for specific chords? It would be nice to bulk edit all the A minor chords at once, for example.

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