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Re: Lilypond and Jazz chords

From: Kieren MacMillan
Subject: Re: Lilypond and Jazz chords
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:00:28 -0400

Wol et al:

Let's take the notes C, Eb, F, Ab. Which chord is that? What's the root? You can easily go from the name to the notes, but not the other way round.

We *could* parse it from the first note, i.e. in relative mode

    <F C Eb Ab>


    <Ab C, Eb F>

would display as the same chord (close harmony), but generate two different chord names (e.g., Fmin7 and Ab6, respectively) based on the first-chord-pitch-is-"root" system.

Not sure if it's enforceable, but it's one way of getting the cake and eating it too. =)


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