Can Hookpad suggest chords based on song section?

This came in via email today and I thought the answer would be useful to others

If I’m writing a prechorus and looking for a recommended chord, does the site give a suggestion based on other pre choruses?

Great question. Right now Hookpad’s “star chord” (we call it magic chord) makes suggestions based only on the neighboring chords and, if applicable, the notes in the melody above the magic chord. Even though the Theorytab database has songs split by section, the suggestions brought into Hookpad from this harmony data have no “section awareness”. So you can’t tell Hookpad “give me a magic chord, given that I’m writing a pre-chorus”. I hope that answers your question. If not, let me know.