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The instrument section allows you to configure the default instrument to use when playing songs in your library. This effects how chord diagrams and transposing occur.


You can change the default instrument used throughout the library with this option. Options include:

  • Banjo
  • 4-string bass guitar
  • 5-string bass guitar
  • Guitar (Default)
  • Mandolin
  • Piano
  • Ukulele
  • Baritone ukulele

Transposing Instrument

If you are playing an instrument that does not play at concert pitch, you can set this to adjust the chords that appear throughout the song to adjust for those instruments. Options include:

  • Off used for concert pitch and most stringed or percussion instruments like piano.
  • B-flat used for B-flat instruments such as trumpet, clarinet, bass clarinet, and soprano and tenor saxophones.
  • E-flat used for E-flat tuned instruments such as soprano clarinet, or alto and baritone saxophones.
  • F used for F tuned instruments such as French and English horns.
  • G used for alto flute.
OnSong 2022 — Last Updated on November 18, 2018