How to Add Chord Events by Shortcut or Macro?

how to add a chord event
in a
Add the chord track.

Select the Draw tool and click on the chord track.
An undefined chord event called X is added.

Select the Object Selection tool and double-click the chord event.
In the Editor, select a root note.

How to do this process by shortcuts or Macros?

Hi and welcome to the forum,

I’m afraid this is not possible without mouse clicking. Sorry.

Like Martin said there’s no way to avoid the clicks. But you can get around needing to change back & forth between Tools. With the Arrow Tool if you Alt+Click it will behave like the Draw Tool and insert a Chord Event. Also Alt+Drag lets you copy the Selected Events to a new location - so you only need to enter the chorus Chords once for example. And of course regular Copy & Paste works as expected

In my main Template I have a Chord Track that is populated by X Chord Events on every Bar for a lot (???) of Bars. While this makes it easier to initially enter Chords it does need some cleanup on the back-end.

One thing I’ve thought about doing (but not actually done) is to use different Track Versions on Chord Tracks to store a variety of common chord progressions. Then you could Copy & Paste these as needed.

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This can all be done without touching the mouse, once you have a single chord symbol in the track.

Just copy a (X) chord and paste
then do these key commands:

  • Open Editor
  • tab to text field in lower right
  • type chord symbol
  • Hit tab (to create a new chord one quantize value to the right.

rinse and repeat

Use the cursor nudge commands too, if nec.

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thanks !