Transposing Chords
Select Transpose Up 1 Step (#) from the Options menu (or press Ctrl+R) to transpose the key up by one semitone.  Likewise, select Transpose Down 1 Step (b) from the Options menu (or press Ctrl+D) to transpose the key down by one semitone.

Keys are always sharp when going up and flat when going down, so, for example, if you want to change the key from C to Db, you can go up 2 steps (to the key of D)  and then back down 1 step. Going straight up by one step would have set the key to C#.

In order for Digital Fake Book to differentiate chords from other text, some rules must be followed in the formatting of songs.
  • Chords must be on their own line.
  • The only other text allowed on a chord line is: Intro, Outro, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Solo, Lead, Break, Coda, add, sus, dim, maj, min, M, m
  • Chords must be separated by at least one space, preferably more, or there is a risk that chords will be moved to make room as sharp or flat symbols are added.
  • Chord lines must not contain any periods or commas. In the rare occurrence that Digital Fake Book misinterprets a text line as a chord line, place a comma or period on that line to force recognition as a text line.

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