A set of tools for exploring chords for any 4-stringed instrument. Read more here.
Use at your own risk. Although this has been tested on a number of popular browsers on Windows and Linux, I offer no guarantees. If you’d like to report a bug or offer suggestions for improvements, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. See below for the notes regarding this version.
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4 String Chord Explorer
Chord name style:
Use letters in chord name. eg. Daug, Edim, FM7
Use special characters in chord name. eg. D+, E°, F∆7
Create custom chord diagram
Display chords by chord type
Display chords by root note
Display chords by family
Search for chord
Make a one-page chord chart in PDF form
Make a collection of chord diagrams in ZIP form
Create Custom Chord Diagram
Chords by chord type
Chords by root note
First position chords only
Chords by family
Custom Chord Chart
Step 1: First select the chords you want on the chart. You may select up to 13 chords.
Then click on "Chord Chart".
Step 2: You may then customize your chart further. Click on any chord to change the fingering.
Step 3: When done, enter a title for the document, choose paper size, and then click on the "Create PDF" button.
Search for Chord
Create Chord Collection
Select types of chord and maximum number of each. Then click on "Create collection" to
create a zip file of chord diagrams.
Maximum number of each chord:
Size of chord diagrams:
Version 0.92, March 26, 2020
Chord diagrams can now be generated in high-resolution form, with 300dpi. This applies for the 150×200 and 112×150. These are more suitable for inclusion in word processor documents.
A string can be marked with an X in the custom chord diagram, indicating an unplayed string.
Settings can now be saved between sessions.
High-resolution diagrams are now used in the custom chord diagram.
The user interface has changed. Functions are now selected by buttons, instead of a selector. And settings are now hidden by default, but can be displayed by clicking on the gear icon at the upper left.
Not all functions work on Internet Explorer. In particular, chord diagrams cannot be saved in 300dpi resolution. If you are still using Internet Explorer, upgrade now to any other modern browser.