Inserting guitar chords in Musescore

• Apr 1, 2023 - 01:54

I would like to know how to insert guitar chords into a line in a score which also contains voice, wind insts, strings, piano, etc. Any kind of help offered would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

I am a wind player. I know nothing whatever about playing guitar or writing for them. Their notation is about as different from mine as Tamil script is from Arabic and English.


In reply to by onscuba

Yes. Thank you. Now can I ask another question which will doubtless sound dumb? If I don't know the chords that need to go in, where can I find some to choose from and test them out? Or something like that. This is like being in another country where I cannot speak the language and haven't even got a phrase book.

In reply to by gwgorman2016@g…

Ah well that is not a dumb question but it is an entire music degree/higher school exam learning right there! However take a look at the score I sent you. It is "correct" as regards the chords (correct meaning it sounds ok to my ears). To get MS to play chords you click a note, press Ctrl K and type the chord you 'want'. If it sounds awful, try another!
But you'll notice I've coloured a couple of notes in red. We'll have a go with those notes

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In reply to by onscuba

So on and so forth. "A dim7" could be another chord and there are lots more. Put the chords into your music (as described above) and see which ones you 'like'.
Also a good starting point would be to check out Marc Sabatella's courses (free and paid versions on YouTube) to learn this kind of stuff. Hope that helps.

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