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[SOLVED] Add a chord that is not in the selected key


#1

Hi,

Let’s say that I am in the key of D minor. How do I play a chord that is not in that specific key ?
Can I manually add in another chord ?
Thank you in advance.


#2

You can use modes to let you get chords from other keys.

For example, let’s say you want D major (I) in your D minor key. The easiest way to do this is to click on Borrow, then in the dropdown menu, click Major. Then, just input the I chord for a D major.

However, there are certain chords that need you to change the mode of your tab to something different, borrow from that, then switch back to the original. For example, let’s say you want the F minor chord in D minor (iii). What you’d need to do is to switch the current mode to G Dorian, borrow the vii chord from G Locrian, then switch back to D minor. Now you’ll have the F minor you want, with the mode being “Supermodal”/“N/A” depending on the Hookpad version (Flash vs. HTML5).

Hope this helps.


#3

Yes, this helps a lot !
I read forum posts saying it’a not possible, I’m very happy to learn it is now.
I couln’t play most of my songs on Hookpad, howerver, it was perfectly fine for songwriting.
Thank you so much.