Hi all, in a bit of a pickle here.
In the section “Defining capos for chord symbols/diagrams”
The D4.3 manual shows the procedure:
It warns here that, “These steps do not affect used chord diagram grids or pitches on notation staves/tablature.”
That line scared me, I literally can’t parse it–and I’m at a loss. I don’t know how/whether that statement affects what I’m trying to do, but here is what I need:
I have a chart in Eb, and my first chord is the tonic, Ebmaj9.
I want the 2nd of my 2 guitarists to use a capo on the 1st fret. I want guitar 2 to display “Dmaj9” and show this voicing:
With the capo on fret one, this chord sounds a half step higher (sounds like “Ebmaj9”), but looks like Dmaj9. In this way I can use all my nifty open string voicings in the chord diagrams.
Reading through all the related topics in the manual got me to the point where the Guitar 2 part is:
- in the key of D
- shows the chord name as Dmaj9
But… If I edit the chord diagram so I can set my fingering, it says the chord is “Ebmaj9”, and shows only shapes appropriate for this chord.
If I change the shape to what I want, it shows me in red pitch names that I’m selecting incorrect chord tones.
Additionally the Chord Name shows “Ebmaj9”, and the Tuning says “Standard guitar tuning”. (neither of these fields is editable).
By the way, I’ve messed with “Edit Strings and Tuning…”, and think I am using this correctly…?
I feeeel like I’m close, here, but… am I? Cut down project attached (with “Silence” playback template) with thanks for your attention, time, and patience.
Capo-ChordDiagrams.dorico (684.6 KB)