Ways to Print Music Chords

Chord structures are the building blocks of music. They give composers a framework for how to write and what to include in their songs, as well as how to play them. But printing chords in 2016 MS Word can be tricky for musicians because not all chord structures are the same or even in the same order. The major, minor, and seventh chords are different from each other and require different methods of printing on staff paper.

What are Chords?

Music is made up of two parts: melody and harmony.

  1. Melody – the melody is the tune that you sing or play on an instrument
  2. Harmony – the harmony is what’s playing in the background to support it

Chords are chords that are played in the background to make music sound full. There are a lot of different kinds of chords and they basically follow three main types: major, minor, and seventh.

Why are Chords Important?

Chords are important because they give composers a framework for how to write and what to include in their songs. They also dictate how to play them.

Without chords, musicians would be playing music with nothing to follow or lead them in the right direction. Chords provide the building blocks of music that other musical elements can build on top of.

Printing Chords on Staff Paper

First, you will need to download and print the template in the article. Then, you’ll have to copy and paste the chords on staff paper. The best way to do this is by opening up a new document on your computer, and then using the software’s text tool to create a text box. Paste your chords into that text box, and then highlight the entire chord structure with one click (using your mouse). Now, use an arrow key to move all of your chords into place on staff paper.

After you’ve finished moving everything into place, save the file as a PDF so that it can be printed out or shared when necessary.

Printing Your Chords

The best way to print chords is to print them on staff paper. It may not be the most convenient way to do so, but it is the most accurate. Choose a staff paper with more than one staff per page and print two or three chords per page. When printing in this manner, you will have no mistakes, your music will have a professional look, and you will be saving paper.