It’s Friday night, which means it’s time to party. So I made a font for guitar chord diagrams.
Why, ye ask, if Dorico already has guitar chords? Because I needed to write in finger numbers for my students, and I wanted an easier way to just add them as text objects at the beginning of a lead sheet, or on a chord exercise.
You can do barres, as well as fret indications.
It works in Dorico and Office 365 (make sure you turn on ligatures and contextual alternates). The finger numbers inside the circles are white (which makes them “color” glyphs), and I can’t seem to get that part to display in MuseScore or InDesign, or other programs like Paint (or earlier versions of Word, since Word didn’t support color fonts until 365). But everything works in those programs besides the white numbers.
Of course I can’t get it to work at all in Finale on Windows. I haven’t tested it in Sibelius, because I don’t have a copy, or on a Mac. If anyone is interested in trying it out, here’s the early version.