OnSong Manual

Quick Chord Bar

The quick chord bar appears above the On-Screen Keyboard and provides fast access to chords that are in your song for easy insertion in the text editor.

Chords

Move the text cursor in the Text Editor to where you would like the chord to be placed. If you are using bracketed chords, place the text cursor in the lyrics where you would like the chord to be placed. If you are using chords over lyrics, place the cursor where you would like the chord placed above the lyrics. Tap on the chord you would like to insert.

Chords are detected within the content of the song and are displayed in the order they appear in the song. Each chord is displayed once. You can change the order in which the chords appear by changing Sort Chord Buttons option in Settings » Menu Settings » Song Editor. You can sort more popular chords to the front or sort chord buttons alphabetically.

Symbols

To the far right are additional buttons for inserting symbols. This will save you some steps moving between keyboard modes. By default, these include the following:

  • [] inserts square brackets at the location of the text cursor and then moves the text cursor between the two brackets. This allows you to add letters between between the brackets to create chords.
  • # inserts a symbol used to indicate sharps.
  • b inserts a symbol used to indicate flats.
  • / inserts a slash for split bass chords.

You can change the additional symbols that appear here using the Additional Symbols field in Settings » Menu Settings » Song Editor.

If there are too many chords or symbols in the quick chord bar, you can swipe to the left or right. You can also tap on the arrow buttons that appear on the left and right when more content exists beyond the current view.

Line Formatting

Line formatting can be applied to the line on which the cursor is placed. Tapping on "A" button will open the Line Formatting Menu which you can set the text and highlight color of the line as well as boldface and/or italics attributes.

Insert Chord

You can create new chords by tapping on the + button to the far right to open the Chord Builder. You can use this menu to create new chords which are then inserted into the song and added to the quick chord bar.

If you do not want the quick chord bar to appear, you can disable it using the Quick Chord Bar switch under Settings » Menu Settings » Song Editor.

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