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Re: chord name size

From: Rick Hansen (aka RickH)
Subject: Re: chord name size
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 08:17:24 -0700 (PDT)

Depends on your age, eyesight and the type of score too.  For a simple fake
book lead sheet I like things big so that I can read it better in a dark
room at a distance, or at times when I'll have a cheat sheet on the floor at
my feet while performing something I have not fully memorized.  As for the #
symbol I'm using a chord names exceptions list that I can fully customize,
for example I also like to see the tensions 5, b5, #5, 7, 9, b9, #9, 11,
#11, 13, etc. stacked vertically like Hal Leonard Publishing has been doing
for a while now, this reduces the amount of horizontal space needed to show
chords that have a lot of named tensions.  I just unconditionally always use
my exceptions list now which works pretty good.

eyolf wrote:
> On Wed 25 October 2006 10:04, Paul Scott wrote:
>> David Bobroff wrote:
>> > David Bobroff wrote:
>> >> I would like to alter the size of printed chord names.  How do I do
>> >> that?  I'm sure there is some sort of font size alteration to the
>> >> Chord_name_engnraver or somesuch.  Help?
>> >
>> > I found the solution myself:
>> >
>> > \override ChordName #'font-size = #-2
>> Does anyone agree that the default font size for chord names is too big
>> and worse that the accidentals in chord names are too big for the text?
> Yes. That was my initial reaction. I've gotten used to it, but I'd prefer
> a 
> smaller default font size (a defont size...?)
>> Paul Scott
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