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Re: formal requests

From: wintryblue
Subject: Re: formal requests
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 02:41:12 -0500

On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 02:37:03 -0500, address@hidden
<address@hidden> wrote:
> In case you never got through my last rant, these are my requests:
> 1. Slash symbols should be made a default behavior that is NOT a
> repeat symbol - you should just be able to specify a slash as a note,
> without any hacks. I believe this feature is used enough in
> contemporary music to warrant this change.
> 2. Chord symbols should NOT be tied to any set of pitches, as this is
> the completely wrong way to think about the symbol - they should be
> just that, symbols. And any system BUT ignatzek, please. Since there
> can be no compromise on what system should be used, we should have a
> free-for-all format where you somehow specify something like:
> Letter name - superscript -subscript - numbers - slash (if you want
> it) - more numbers/letters, with the circles and triangles and slashes
> available if you want to use those. This doesn't help much, but if you
> really want to know who does it right, look at how Finale handles it.
> I think pretty much all jazz lead sheets these days are typeset with
> Finale, if for no other reason than you get any chord symbol you want,
> without the program forcing you into the "right" set that it thinks
> you should use.
> 3. Articulations, Well, I asked for this before, and I suppose it will
> be in eventually. If nothing else, the hacks could be put in
> temporarily.

Again, I'd like to post this link again


for someone who has the correct idea.

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