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Re: Canonical[ish] place to get or Also, c

From: rif
Subject: Re: Canonical[ish] place to get or Also, chords advice?
Date: Sat, 10 May 2014 14:04:44 -0700

I guess what I'm looking for is where the description of the "chord language" is.  Trial and error and matching examples is telling me that f:7.m and ees:m.6.9 are useful, although ees.m69 seems to print a min 13th chord for reasons I don't yet grok.  Is this syntax all laid out somewhere?  I'm not finding it in the manual.

On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 2:00 PM, rif <address@hidden> wrote:
Actually, I'm still not really finding what I want in the snippets repository.  I don't see how I can [for instance] get a minor 7th chord symbol.  I just want to say "The chord here is F-7" [or Eb-6/9], without having to write out all the notes of the chord, which is what seems to happen in the snippets examples...

On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 1:25 PM, Knute Snortum <address@hidden> wrote:
Well, the latter.  But if you search for "jazz chords" you find a pretty good function.  I haven't tried it, but I may soon as I have wanted to use LilyPond for transcribing jazz music and lead sheets.

Knute Snortum
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On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 9:47 AM, rif <address@hidden> wrote:
Are you suggesting that the file can be obtained from the snippets repository?  If so, I don't yet see how.  Or are you just suggesting that the snippets repository contains many useful and interesting examples, in which case I agree completely?


On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 8:42 AM, Knute Snortum <address@hidden> wrote:

Also, if the LSR search isn't working the way you want:

in Google: ""

Knute Snortum
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On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 7:31 AM, Tim McNamara <address@hidden> wrote:

On May 10, 2014, at 9:11 AM, rif <address@hidden> wrote:

Apparently I can get just say f:7.9- to get an F7b9.  Hooray!  Still wondering if there's a canonical place for pop-chords.

On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 7:06 AM, rif <address@hidden> wrote:
I see many references to this on the mailing list, but are these files anywhere standard?  I grabbed an old from some mailing list message, but then it didn't work when I included it, and it had no version number so I couldn't figure out how to convert it.

What I actually want to do: single line melodies with chord symbols.  I'm using the "Simple lead sheet" from as an example, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do things like get an F7b9 symbol in there.  Most of the "chords" examples I find lying around seem to be built around the idea that you want to show a bunch of pitches of a chord and then get the name automatically?  What am I missing?

The Lilypond Snippet Repository (a.k.a LSR) is a very helpful place to look for this sort of thing.  I don't have the URL handy on my iPad but the name ought to be enough to help you find it via a web search.

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