Chords & Scales | Mac OS X and iOS

Chords and Scales are OpenType symbol fonts for neck diagrams. Create precise fretboard diagrams for chords, scales, arpeggios and blank diagrams solely in Apple Pages*, Apple Keynote and other eligible applications in Mac OS X as well as on the iPad and iPhone in no time. Quick and easy.

Create powerful presentations for workshops using the fonts Chords and Scales within Keynote without the hassle of importing fretboard images or pdf-files from other applications. Just write your workshop and design your own professional fingerboard diagrams within one application taking advantage of the text features this application offers.

Add self-provided neck diagrams for guitar, bass, banjo, ukulele and other fretted instruments to sheet music, write chord boxes and scale diagrams directly into pdf-documents, print pin sharp neck diagrams in any size, export them as images to the web, save them as pdf.
What is a font?

In short: most applications that support text enable you to choose from among many fonts such as
Helvetica, Arial, Courier or Times.
With the fonts Chords and Scales you do not write characters and digits but symbols of neck diagrams, e.g. typing key 1 results in a dot in a diagram on fret 1, typing key 2 results in a dot on fret 2.

Chords · Fonts for neck diagrams

Font families
  • Chords → 5 frets
  • Chords VI → 6 frets New
Font styles
  • Normal
  • Nut
  • Dot
Features
  • Mac OS X and iOS
  • 5 frets
  • 6 frets New
  • zero fret
  • fret position
  • root notes
  • open strings
  • muted strings
Diagrams
  • chords
  • blank neck diagrams
  • layered diagrams
  • right handed · left handed boxes
  • any number of strings
Special
  • 1 dot per string
  • barré up to 9 strings New
  • fingerings 1 2 3 4 T
Chords library
Chords comes with a huge library of editable chord diagrams for guitar which can be dropped into other documents in Mac OS X at any time. Of course you can save your own custom diagrams and add them to this library.

A quick and easy way to insert these diagrams into your documents offers Spotlight Search that comes with Mac OS X.
7h chords
  • more than 2600 editable diagrams
  • maj7
  • dom7
  • min7
  • min7(b5)
  • dim7
Triads
  • more than 3500 editable diagrams
  • major
  • minor
  • augmented
  • diminished
Downloads Chords trial
At regular intervals I will provide you with additional diagrams for your Chords library. Check the blog site from time to time and get the files for free.
Add-ons
  • additional files for the Chords library
  • workshops
  • tutorials
  • templates
System requirements
Requirements
Mac OS X
  • 10.5.8 and later
  • Pages ’08 and later or
  • Keynote ’08 and later
Requirements
iOS
  • iOS 7 and later
  • Pages for iOS or
  • Keynote for iOS

Scales · Fonts for neck diagrams

Font families
  • Scales → 5 frets
  • Scales VI → 6 frets New
Font styles
  • Normal
  • Nut
  • Dot
Features
  • Mac OS X and iOS
  • 5 frets
  • 6 frets New
  • zero fret
  • fret position
  • root notes
  • open strings
  • muted strings
Diagrams
  • scales · arpeggios
  • blank neck diagrams
  • layered diagrams
  • right handed · left handed boxes
  • any number of strings
Special
  • up to 6 dots per string + zero fret dot New


Scales library
Scales comes with a huge library of editable scale and arpeggio diagrams for guitar which can be dropped into other documents in Mac OS X at any time. Of course you can save your own custom diagrams and add them to this library.

A quick and easy way to insert these diagrams into your documents offers Spotlight Search that comes with Mac OS X.
Arpeggios
  • more than 790 editable diagrams
  • maj7
  • dom7
  • min7
  • min7(b5)
  • dim7
Scales
  • more than 500 editable diagrams
  • major scales
  • pentatonic scales
  • harmonic minor scales
  • melodic minor scales
Downloads Scales trial
At regular intervals I will provide you with additional diagrams for your Scales library. Check the blog site from time to time and get the files for free.
Add-ons
  • additional files for the Scales library
  • workshops
  • tutorials
  • templates
System requirements
Requirements
Mac OS X
  • 10.5.8 and later
  • Pages ’08 and later or
  • Keynote ’08 and later
Requirements
iOS
  • iOS 7 and later
  • Pages for iOS or
  • Keynote for iOS

*Only for Pages and Keynote?

After extensive and detailed field-tests and to stay on top of things I like the way the fonts Chords and Scales are working in Pages and Keynote. Especially the possibility to use Chords and Scales with these applications in Mac OS X as well as on the iPad and the iPhone makes them my first choice.

Not every application offers the typographic features to make most of the fonts Chords and Scales. Therefore my recommendation and the requirements for the fonts Chords and Scales is Pages and Keynote. It should not go unmentioned that quite a few other applications such as Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo, Pixelmator, Acorn, Graphic (was iDraw), Indesign and Illustrator are working very well with Chords and Scales. Also take a shot at Preview, Guitar Pro, Finale and PDF Expert to add diagrams to sheet music or lyrics sheets.
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