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On many instruments a capo can be applied to change the pitch of the instrument to a different key while maintaining easier to play chord formations. OnSong handles capo by modulating chords to match the transposed key. This allows you to know the chord formation to play while playing in a different key. The following settings are used to change how OnSong handles capoed chords.

Capo Modulates

By default, if a song is set to the key of C# with capo set to 1, the chords are displayed in the key of C. This can be changed to "Up" to allow the chords to be modulated up. In this case if the song is set to the key of C#, the outputted chords would be in the key of D. Options include:

  • Down modulates chords down to account for the applied capo. Default.
  • Up modulates the chords up to account for capo applied as transposition.

Display Dual Chords

In some cases, you may share the same chord chart with multiple people on different instruments. The guitarist may require the chord to be played when a capo is applied, but the pianist and bassist need non-capoed chords. This settings allows both the capoed and non-capped to be displayed. Options include:

  • Off only the capoed or non-capoed chord is displayed. Default.
  • Capo Chord First displays the capoed version of the chord first followed by the non-capoed chord in parenthesis.
  • Capo Chord Last displays the non-capoed version of the chord first followed by the capoed chord in parenthesis.
OnSong 2023 — Last Updated on September 23, 2014