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Fretboard Metadata Help Page


Once you have configured your fretboard settings and tuning control, you can begin creating fretboard diagrams. This guide provides an overview of the metadata associated with each fretboard diagram and how to customize it.

Marker Symbols

Fingering Symbols

  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Represent your fingering on the guitar or other stringed instruments.
  • T: Indicates the use of the thumb.
  • R: Represents the root note.
  • X: Denotes muted notes.

Adding Notes Automatically

  • Notes Button: Allows you to automatically add the notes of the fret and string you're playing, based on the tuning control settings.

Timing Metadata

Sequencing for Animation

  • Timing Feature: Enables you to animate your fretboard later by sequencing a series of records.
  • Default Setting: Quarter note
  • Options: Choose from whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note, or sixteenth note.

Color Scheme Metadata

Customizing Marker Colors

  • Border Color: Change the border color of the marker.
  • Background Color: Modify the background color of the marker.
  • Text Color: Adjust the text color within the marker.
  • Save Color Scheme: Once selected, the color scheme can be saved for future use.

Adding Notes

Manual Note Placement

  • Note Addition: Click on the fretboard at the desired location to add notes manually.
  • Metadata Selection: Ensure that the timing, symbols, and color scheme are configured according to your preferences before adding notes.


Understanding the metadata associated with each fretboard diagram allows you to customize your diagrams effectively. By incorporating symbols, adjusting timing settings, selecting color schemes, and adding notes, you can create a personalized fretboard diagram tailored to your needs.