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Fri, 18 Feb 2005 02:37:03 -0500
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
Re: formal requests, wintryblue, 2005/02/18
- formal requests,