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RE: guitar chord diagrams

From: Carl D. Sorensen
Subject: RE: guitar chord diagrams
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 08:49:42 -0700

Jose Luis,

I appreciate the input on features you'd like.  As Han-Wen mentioned, it's 
premature right now to speak about input syntax.  I'll see if I can get 
something out to the list as a markup that can be used right now, without even 
creating a ChordDiagram context or a Chord_Diagram engraver.  Then, once the 
markup is working, we'll wrestle with the engraver, the context, and the input 

Carl Sorensen

-----Original Message-----
From: José Luis Cruz [mailto:address@hidden 
Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2004 7:32 AM
To: Carl D. Sorensen
Cc: address@hidden; address@hidden
Subject: Re: guitar chord diagrams


IMHO it will be fine if chord diagrams could (also?) be built just by telling 
which fret/s is/are pressed on which string. Something like:

\chorddiagram #(5 . x . 6 . 6 . 5 . x)   % Amaj7

\chorddiagram #(x . 4 . 7 . 4 . 5 . x)  % C#-7(b6)

I would love that if there are no limitations of only using one fret per 
string, so then would become possible to type scales patterns or arpeggios, or 
something like that. That wouldn't be difficult; the only problem i see -and 
isn't so big- is to decide an unified syntax for all the possibilities.

Both previous examples i put, i would like to add things to them like text 
behind each string, or use a parenthesized circle on a particular fret (for 
saying it's optional), and so on...

\chorddiagram #(x . 4_'C#' . 7_'b6' . 4_'\flat7' . 5_'\flat3' .

just ideas.. i don't know any about scheme, really...

very thanks Carl, for working on this.

José Luis

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