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## Re: Italian & international chord names.

 From: Han-Wen Nienhuys Subject: Re: Italian & international chord names. Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 01:41:27 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> I understand it is important to provide switchable chord names; I mean,
> suppose that I want to publish on the internet the pieces I wrote for my
> fellow musichans; then I wouldn't want to change the whole notation, but use
> the international chord names; so having switchable chord names independently
> from notes names may be important.
>
> However, a scheme function calling (set! ...) and changing the chord name
> vector, maybe aliased with a command like \italianChordName would be as
> effective as an override for the chordNameRoot function. However, I would
> rather prefer to have it as a file-wide setting. In a score (and in a
> publication in general), you are not going to switch chord name engraving
> unless you have special purpose (i.e. didattic), and so something like

No, I disagree. We have a system for dealing with style changes, and
those are context properties. It's better to use only one system of
layout overrides. If you want it file wide, you can do

\layout {
\context {
\Score
chordNameRoot = ..
}
}

at the top of the file.

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