Friday, February 26, 2016

365 Project #289 Chordious

Since I started the Highland Lakes Ukulele Club in July of 2014, I've been gathering song files from many sources on the web and posting them to the web site. Don has put together a system for meetings which has one computer and a hub that allows up to eight monitors to show the same page simultaneously. Members don't have to download, print and haul songbooks to the meeting and if we decide on changes, I can change them at will.

One of the most frustrating parts of producing the .pdfs is putting chord charts on them. I have to get a chord chart, chose the image I want, save it as a file, organize them, put them together for each song and insert it into the document. We have a new member who wants to learn to play her Baritone Ukulele which is tuned differently than a standard uke. It's the same tuning as a guitar, minus 2 strings. The Baritone Ukulele chords are completely different so she needs song sheets written for her. Yikes.

I found a great tool! Chordious is a program written to find and let you design chord charts for any stringed instrument. It's fairly intuitive to use, multi-platform and it's free. There's a written and a very good video tutorial, take a look if you ever had the frustration of finding, making or saving chord charts.

Simple, clean interface

Video Tutorial