• Open the file menu by pressing the file icon in the lower left corner
• Press the “+” button
• Name your new progression
• Press the “OK” button
By default all new chord progressions are in the key of C
and uses flat the flat notation (Db,Eb ,Gb, Ab, Bb)
To change this:
• Press the “C” in the lower right corner.
• Find your preferred key and notation style (flats or sharps) .
• Press the green check mark button
• You will now have the option to:
Either transpose only this chord by pressing NO, with the consequence that following chords you add will be proposed in this new key
or press YES which will lead to, that the entire song is transposed to the key you have chosen
The NO function can be helpful in the case that you have typed your chords into ProChords manually through the edit panel. but have forgotten to set the key of the song initially.
9. How to import a song into ProChords
Let’s say you have a chord progression you would like to import into ProChords.
At the moment ProChords doesn’t support import from other sources, so you will have to type them in manually.
In most songs you will find the vast majority of chords among the find match suggestions – and often among the first 5.
If You don’t find exactly the chord you where looking for, pick another one closely related.
When you have entered them all, use the edit panel to fine tune them. I use to be the fastest method.
“How to find or modify a chord using the chord wheel” on how to use the edit feature
“ProChords naming standard” for a details on chord names
“How to tweak a chord” on how to make the chords sound more interesting
“How to find at a matching chord” on how to use the “Find Match” feature
“How to copy / paste a chord” very useful if you use the same chord many times