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Linux app for chord diagrams?

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:08 pm
by Aleks
Is there any app on linux which could create chord diagrams, like these? I also need those diagrams to be transferable to a word processor.

Image

Re: Linux app for chord diagrams?

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:45 pm
by Capoeira

Re: Linux app for chord diagrams?

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:38 pm
by Pablo
I suggest inkscape

Re: Linux app for chord diagrams?

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:40 pm
by Pablo
Made in inkscape. I have added finger numbering to two of your original diagrams.
http://imagebin.org/index.php?mode=image&id=251455

Re: Linux app for chord diagrams?

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:39 pm
by Pablo
I have made an inkscape extension for drawing custom guitar chords, similar to the ones the OP showed.

It is hosted at https://github.com/pablus/Inkex_svgGuitarChord
examples.png

Re: Linux app for chord diagrams?

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:43 pm
by raboof
Looks awesome!

(but then I'm not a guitar player so what do I know)

Re: Linux app for chord diagrams?

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:45 pm
by Pablo
The above chords are produced by means of a dialog box (Menu: Extensions -> Render -> Guitar chord...). It looks like this:
dialog.png

Re: Linux app for chord diagrams?

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:48 pm
by Pablo
Thanks raboof!

This is my first code contribution ever. I barely know how to program but it has been great fun and best of all, it works!

Re: Linux app for chord diagrams?

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:36 pm
by Aleks
@Pablo,

I didn't have much time for this lately, but I've finaly installed and tried the extension you've made, and it's awesome! Really neat and versatile, chord diagrams can be created anyway you want it, just what I was looking for. Much better then some dedicated apps I've tried. Thank you very much :)

Re: Linux app for chord diagrams?

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:28 pm
by Pablo
I am glad you like it, Aleks! You're welcome!

Re: Linux app for chord diagrams?

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:24 am
by stanellison
I dont know if this will work on this forum but you can do chord diagrams in a text file. This uses gedit and the ASCII characters I got from a windows PC using alt and the numberpad.

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╒═╤═╤═╤═╤═╕	
│ │ │ │ │ │
├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤
│ │ │ │ │ │
├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤
│ │ │ │ │ │
├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤

You can type in zeros to show fingering like

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╒═╤═╤═╤═╤═╕	
│ │ │ │ 0 │
├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤
│ │ 0 │ │ │
├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤
│ 0 │ │ │ │
├─┼─┼─┼─┼─┤
and you can extend or modify it by copying and pasting etc.

You can get tab using the same kind of characters as well.

Re: Linux app for chord diagrams?

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:41 pm
by studio32