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Stradella Bass Accordion Chords

From: Tim Hucker
Subject: Stradella Bass Accordion Chords
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 10:30:25 +0100

I posted this query and have had no replies - is this because:

(a) the answer is so obvious that it doesn't merit a reply
(b) what I want to do can't be done
(c) I've breached some etiquette that I didn't know about?

Having continued to work on the problem with no success, there seem to be 2

Firstly, I want to turn off the inversion marker on the chord name
completely, and
Secondly I want to redefine the chords. As Lilypond seems to assume that the
root of the chord is the lowest note is it possible to actually redefine
chords one by one, so that a C major comes out as indicated below?

Thanks in advance to anyone who troubles to reply.

Tim Hucker

>Firstly & most importantly a big thank you to everyone involved in Lilypond
>such an amazing program - and free too! Please keep up the good work.

>I am involved with engraving music for the accordion, particularly the
>accordion with Stradella bass. As the actual notes that play when you
depress a
>chord button are dictated by the instrument rather than the music, the
>printed are a matter of convention.

>For example, a chord of c major in the bass is conventionally represented
>middle c with the g and e below it. On my instrument the notes that
>play are middle c with the e above and g below.

>Is is possible for me to redefine the chords in Lilypond so that I get the
>right inversion automatically, and the right chord name to go with it? I've
>tried any number of things and I just can't get it to work. Either the
>chord come out with the wrong name or I can't get the right inversion at

>Any pointers would be very gratefully received.

>Tim Hucker

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