Preventing Charts from Shifting Using Chord Pro

How to use the Chord Pro format to prevent chords from shifting in your charts.

The problem with chord charts...

The problem with chord charts...

Sometimes a shift can happen in your chord chart depending on they key that the original chart is entered in versus the key that you're transposing the chart to, and the font that you're using you might get a shift in the spacing.

The Chord Pro format can help with that!

The Chord Pro format can help with that!

Place your chords inside of brackets in your lyric lines to "lock" chords to syllables or words in your chord chart so that there won't ever be a shift.

You can mix and match your chart with regular and Chord Pro lines, so you don't have to redo the entire chart to have this option, just the chords or parts where there's a big shift.

Because Planning Center supports this option, any square brackets "[ ]" will be treated as special chord characters. Any chords or text entered into these brackets will be treated as a chord related object, and added to their own line in the chart or removed from the lyrics sheet.

Check out this video on Transposing Chord Charts & MP3s

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