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Re: Issue #768 - chord repetition shortcut: patch for review

From: Marc Hohl
Subject: Re: Issue #768 - chord repetition shortcut: patch for review
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 10:08:46 +0100
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David Kastrup schrieb:
Nicolas Sceaux <address@hidden> writes:


Here is patch implementing the chord repetition shortcut that has been
discussed a few times, for review:

This is great!
I've chosed arbitrary defaults, which may be changed:
- the shortcut is `q';
- the function copying the previous chord only copies the chord pitches,
and removes all other decorations.
Both are customizable, but a sensible default from the beginning may be

A naive question:

Could it be an option to make <c e g>4*8 do the obvious thing?  Or even
{ <c e g>4 }*8 ?

That would be so much more natural.  The first already does something,
but not something which I would call useful.  The second bombs out.

In contrast, q feels rather hackish.
There was a *long* thread some months ago about this, see for example

I don't know whether 'q' is perfect (somebody proposed the mnemonical explanation 'quord' which sound chuite like 'chord'), others were in favor for 'x' as in 'expression',
but something like

<c e g>4  q  q  q

is visually easier to catch (at least for me) than

<c e g>4*4

because when I sketch some ideas down onto a piece of paper, I use some signs
for placeholders when the same chord appears consecutively,

C-7 / / /

(not to propose the '/' as a better choice instead of 'q'!)

and not C-7*4 (or even C-28 ;-)


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