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Re: Lilypond and Jazz chords

From: Tim Rowe
Subject: Re: Lilypond and Jazz chords
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 10:13:10 +0100

2009/6/1 Carl D. Sorensen <address@hidden>:

> You are welcome to pursue this, if you are interested in it.  It is not my
> interest.

I think it shows the impossibility of what you are trying to achieve,
at least in the completely general case, although pushing the
boundaries closer to that general case is valuable of course. Beyond
trivial cases, a combination of notes does not have /a/ name, it has
many names depending on the musical context.  For jazz chords, the
chord notes and the chord names really need to be separated (perhaps
an optional name following the notes) unless the software can
understand the musical context better than a lot of musicians. Or just
stick with chord mode.

Tim Rowe

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