#music #lyrics #guitar #chopro #mandolin

app chord3

Create pdf songbooks from chopro source

3 releases

0.3.4 Jan 29, 2023
0.3.2 Feb 7, 2022
0.3.0 Oct 16, 2016

#148 in Text processing




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Chord3 takes a (set of) chopro file(s) and converts them to a single pdf file. If no file names are given as arguments, a single chopro files is read from standard input. Chopro files is simply text files with chord names in brackets and some other options in braces, on separate lines.

There is also an earlier, discontinued, project (implemented in python), called ChordLab.


The basic usage is:

chord3 --output songs.pdf song.chopro other_song.chopro ...

A full list of command line flags and options is given by:

chord3 --help


If you have the rust toolchain installed, you can install the latest release of chord3 with cargo:

cargo install chord3

Alternatively, if you run Fedora Linux there is a copr repo for chord3 which you can enable to install chord3 from a rpm:

dnf copr enable kaj/chord3
dnf install chord3


Rasmus Kaj rasmus@krats.se wrote this program. As long as you retain this notice you can do whatever you want with this stuff. If we meet some day, and you think this stuff is worth it, you can buy me a beer in return.


~174K SLoC