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Re: jazz chords in LilyPond

From: Tao Cumplido
Subject: Re: jazz chords in LilyPond
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 16:07:22 +0200

I also have my own chord font and to get it work in LilyPond I use a voice 
consisting of skips only with the attached chord names as simple TextScript.
I do this because if you just attach them to the notes of your melody (or 
whatever) the horizontal baseline for TextScript will move for each note that 
is beyond the uppermost staffline.

Later I realized that LilyPond also doesn't use the Font's baseline for 
different markups.
For example in my font the sharp-sign goes higher and lower than a standard 
character, i.e. | s1^"F7" s1^"F#7" | will produce the F#-chord appearing a 
little higher than the F7.
Therefore I made a special version of the font just for LilyPond with invisible 
blocks below each character on a fixed horizontal line.



-------- Original-Nachricht --------
Datum: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 03:26:59 +0000 (UTC)
Von: Carl Sorensen <address@hidden>
An: address@hidden
Betreff: Re: jazz chords in LilyPond

> PabloZum <pabzum <at>> writes:
> > 
> > 
> > I have developed my own chord name font, "Cifrado", which I use to print
> > scores in other programs. With it, I'm able to print complex jazz chords
> with 
> > fewer keystrokes (e.g., "A7#9b13" is input just with "ax;").
> If you want to keep the musical meaning in Lilypond, you'll need to use
> the
> chord entry syntax in lilypond to enter your complex chords, and Cifrado
> will be
> of no help to you.
> However, if you just want to get your chord names in, and you don't need
> to
> transpose your music, you can use a \markup, instead of \chordmode.  Then,
> if
> you set your \markup font to Cifrado, you should be able to markup a note
> (or a
> chord) with "ax;", just like you have in other programs, and get your
> traditional output.
> Carl Sorensen
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