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Re: Time Signatures 4/4 to 5/4 and Chord Mode

From: Paul Scott
Subject: Re: Time Signatures 4/4 to 5/4 and Chord Mode
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 21:41:57 -0700
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address@hidden wrote:
I just discovered something interesting - maybe not a bug but perhaps something
worth noting.  I hope this is not redundant.  When entering chords (\chordmode)
above the melody in 4/4, a chord lasting an entire bar can be given a value of 1
(say c1:7 where the 1 indicates the length of the bar, right?).
in beats or notes - 1 = a whole note = 4 quarters which is one 4/4 bar.
 If the time
changes from 4/4 to 5/4 and a chord is to last an entire bar, it must be entered
twice with two time values that give it the length of the bar:  (c1:7 and 
That's right or for clarity I write c5*4:7
 Otherwise all susequent chord values and their positions in their respective
bars will be corrupted.  When the time returns back to 4/4 all chord time
intervals return to normal.
Is there something that I am missing?
If I understand you, you must always give the right numbers of beats or notes in a bar. 1 doesn't mean one measure unless that measure has exactly the equivalent of one whole note in it.
Also, a question.  Jazz pieces are sometimes noted as AABA or something of that
nature to inticate sections of the pieces and the sequential nature of the
piece.  Is there a way to label sections?  Can the rehearal marks be used for
this?  Is there another way?
Either rehearsal marks or regular markup.


Paul Scott

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