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## Re: Why don't we get rid of \chordmode?

 From: Carl Sorensen Subject: Re: Why don't we get rid of \chordmode? Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 10:17:51 -0600

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On 4/29/10 9:29 AM, "David Kastrup" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> writes:
>
>>>> <c 3 5>
>>
>> I like this
>>
>>>   c\chord #'(1 3 5 7 11)
>>
>> I like this too.
>
> It is not clear to me how this would extend to
>
>      \chordmode {
>        c1:7+ c:5+.3- c:3-.5-.7-
>      }

\relative c' {
c1\chord #'(1 3 5 7+)
c\chord #'(1 3- 5+)
c\chord #'(1 3- 5- 7-)
}
>
>      \chordmode {
>        c1:sus c:sus2 c:sus4 c:5.4^3
>      }

\relative c' {
c1\chord #'(1 4 5)
c\chord #'(1 2 5)
c\chord #'(1 4 5)
c\chord #'(1 4 5)
}

Or, when we define \sus4 to be equivalent to \chord #'(1 4 5), etc.,

\relative c' {
c1\sus4
c1\sus2
c1\sus4
c1\sus4
}

>
>      \chordmode {
>        c1 c/g c/+g
>      }

\relative c' {
c1\chord
c1\chord #'(5 1 3)
c1\chord #'(5 1 3 5)
}

Or one could define  \sixFour or \inversionTwo to be \chord #'(3 5 1)

I don't know what shortcut one could do for an added bass, because they can
be any pitch.

>
>      c:dim7^5

c\chord #'(1 3 7--)

which could be defined as

c\dimSevenNoFive

>
> and similar.  It's nice, but a single mode where the full power of
> voicing _and_ chords is available similarly convenient would be
> preferable to me.  Making chordmode and musicmode less compatible by
> extending them in disparate ways is just not good strategy.
>

I understood this proposal as one that would involve eliminating \chordmode,
and replacing it with \chord #'() as part of a regular music stream.  That's
what I was responding to.  If we're talking about keeping chordmode, with
another syntax for note mode, I wouldn't be in favor of that.

Carl

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