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Re: formal requests

From: wintryblue
Subject: Re: formal requests
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 13:09:37 -0500

> Regarding your request to decouple the chord symbols from any kind of
> musical semantics (i.e. interpreting them as a particular combination
> of pitches), we have had exactly the same discussion about the support
> for figured bass in LilyPond. In that situation, it seems that most
> people agree that the current solution where LilyPond only supplies a
> kind of drawing board for figured bass without any musical
> interpretation, is reasonable, since there were so many different
> conventions during the baroque era and the figured bass was just used
> as a kind of rough stonegraphy anyway. When it comes to chord symbols,
> it seems that most users are happy with the current solution with
> predefined chord notation according to a few standards.
>      /Mats

Who are these "most users", I'd like to ask? I mean, certainly I see
the point for figured bass, but chord symbols are much more varied and
certainly deserve the same treatment for the exact same reason.

I'd really like to ask if anyone needs the block chords.

In fact, I will put my money where my mouth is. While, like I said, I
can wait for the jazz articulations, I will pay $50 if the authors
commit to a chord system that is decoupled from actual notes. $50 may
not be much for you but I'm only a student. I hope others will
contribute as well.

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