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## Re: Canonical[ish] place to get pop-chords.ly or jazz-chords.ly? Also, c

 From: Knute Snortum Subject: Re: Canonical[ish] place to get pop-chords.ly or jazz-chords.ly? Also, chords advice? Date: Sat, 10 May 2014 20:57:23 -0700

Oops, one more time...

Try

```\chords {
c4:min f:min7
\set minorChordModifier = \markup { "-" }
\break
c4:min f:min7
}```
`Something I do when I'm not sure what I'm looking for and I want to search all the documentation is i go to Google.com and enter:`
```site:lilypond.org/doc/v2.18/Documentation/ [search key]
```
`Where [search key] in this case would be "chords".  That way you don't have to guess where in the documentation the item is.`

Knute Snortum
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On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 8:53 PM, Knute Snortum wrote:
And if you specifically want the "-" to signify minor instead of "m", try:

Knute Snortum
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On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 2:12 PM, Simon Albrecht wrote:
But, of course, you’ll find it documented in the Notation Reference: http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.18/Documentation/notation/chord-notation and http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.18/Documentation/notation/common-chord-modifiers.
Thus, following your examples, you write f1:m7 or ef1:6.9.

Best regards, Simon

Am 10.05.2014 23:00, schrieb rif:
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 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 wrote:
Are you suggesting that the file pop-chords.ly 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?

rif

On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 8:42 AM, Knute Snortum wrote:
lsr.di.unimi.it/LSR/

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

Knute Snortum
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On Sat, May 10, 2014 at 7:31 AM, Tim McNamara 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 wrote:
I see many references to this on the mailing list, but are these files anywhere standard?  I grabbed an old jazz-chords.ly 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 http://lilypond.org/doc/v2.16/Documentation/snippets/chords 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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