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Adding Neck Diagrams to Music Reader forScore

forScore for iPad

The fonts Chords and Scales don’t take advantage of new text features only that updated apps and operating systems offer but from universally applicable features as well. With the release of iOS 11 the music reader app forScore was updated to Apple’s new mobile operating system.

Although forScore does not support custom fonts yet, it is a breeze on iPads supporting Drag ‘n Drop to add chord-, scale- and arpeggio diagrams to its sheet music and lyrics sheets using Apple’s free app Keynote and the fonts Chords and Scales.

 

Creating Neck Diagrams

  • open the app forScore on your iPad
  • open Apple Keynote in Split View
  • in Apple Keynote create your custom chord and scale diagrams using the fonts Chords and Scales
  • drag and drop your diagrams from Keynote’s slide panel into the music sheet
  • apply different colors, backgrounds or styles to the diagrams
  • adjust the diagram size if necessary

 

Watch the video:

 

See also Chords and Scales Library – Drag and Drop on the iPad

Custom Neck Diagrams Library

Note: Fonts for neck diagrams need to be installed on your computer to display the diagrams!

The fonts Chords and Scales come with a huge library of thousands of editable chord, scale and arpeggio diagrams for guitar which can be dropped into other documents in Mac OS X at any time.

As already specified (→ Library → Guitar ProSpotlight Search offers a quick and easy way to insert these diagrams into your documents.

 

Custom Neck Diagrams

And here’s how it works to add your own custom neck diagrams to the library.

Create some custom neck diagrams using the fonts Chords and Scales. Highlight and copy the diagram you wish to add to the library. Then run a script that automatically adds your just created diagram to the custom neck diagrams library and thus to Spotlight Search.

Running a Script

Go to the Script menu in the menu bar and select the script according to the font style of the selected diagram.

The script automatically

creates the folder My Neck Diagrams in your Documents folder
adds a subfolder according to the font style

  • My Chords Normal
  • My Chords Nut
  • My Scales Normal
  • My Scales Nut
  • My Arpeggios Normal
  • My Arpeggios Nut

opens a new document in TextEdit
pastes your custom diagram into the new TextEdit document
sets the font size to 20
sets the font style according to the name of the script
waits for your input for chord name, fret position and string numbers
saves the document in the subfolder and closes the document
waits for your input for your Spotlight comments

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Guitar Pro & Fonts for neck diagrams

 

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I want to thank the team of Arobas Music for the blog post about Guitar Pro and fonts for neck diagrams. Thank you guys, I appreciate.

Please find the blog post here.