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ChordPro® in Music Stand

If you're not already familiar with ChordPro®, please review our What is ChordPro® article. You can also find a list of all our supported directives here.

Because ChordPro® is a special file type, it needs to be converted from ChordPro into a chord chart that is easy to read. This can easily be accomplished through the built-in ChordPro editor on the Music Stand app by WorshipTools.

To get to the ChordPro Editor, click on the song title at the top of the Music Stand app. In the subsequent dropdown menu, click Edit Song to open the corresponding pop-up as seen in the image below. Click on Edit ChordPro®.

Once open, the Editor will look something like this:


Notice the various blue buttons along the top and bottom of the editor. The functionality of each is as follows:

Upper Left Upper Right Lower Left Lower Right
Cancel: Closes the editor without saving changes ?: Opens the tutorial. Try this for more information! Chords: Common/recent chords that input chords when pressed Chord: Opens the chord insertion menu
Undo: Undoes the most recent change Preview: Opens a preview of the rendered chord sheet with your current ChordPro® edits Tag: Opens the tag insertion menu
Redo: Undoes the most recent "undo" Save: Saves the current changes to the ChordPro® Reset: Resets your ChordPro® document to its original version

That's it! Happy editing!

In addition to all these features, the Music Stand ChordPro editor also supports all the text editing features (i.e. copy, paste, etc.) you'd use anywhere else on your device, so editing is as intuitive as possible.

Make your edits and click Save. When you return to the main Music Stand window, you'll see that the chord chart now shows your changes. In the example below, the ChordPro editor was used to add extra choruses between the verses. You can also edit the chords, omit lines/verses, add your own original tag or instrumental break - the options are endless (but make sure to stay within any copyright limitations!).

Note: After you've saved changes to the ChordPro, your "Source" will change from SongSelect to ChordPro.

If you need to add your own ChordPro data to a song, simply open the song in the app and head to the ChordPro editor as you normally would. Copy and paste the ChordPro text into the editor and Save.

To learn how to edit ChordPro in Planning, check out this article: ChordPro® in Planning. If you already have ChordPro files on your computer, you can import them into Planning in bulk: Import ChordPro.

WorshipTools does not provide ChordPro files, but our app is one of few that are capable of properly converting ChordPro into a chord chart. You can either write the ChordPro manually or find existing ChordPro resources from other online outlets to use with the Music Stand editor.

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