Change Chord Octaves?

I get how to change note octaves. How do you - or can you - vary the octaves of chord progressions or individual chords within a progression? This question is both for HookPad and for Chord Crush. Thanks.

Hi and thank you for your question.

Unfortunately there is no way to change the octave of a single chord inside the chord progression, however there are a few workarounds:

  • You could create one extra band change marker to affect only one bar. This way you can set a custom octave for that bar but you have to be careful if you’re using drums as their arrangements are affected by band markers, too.
  • You could write the bass notes yourself. I usually use voice4 in the melody region, select a bass instrument and am free to write in as much octaves as I like.

Please let me know if you have any more questions.


Thank you for answering my question. It is too bad that this functionality does not exist and that one has to try to use work-arounds.