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Re: "repeat" slashes and the nature of lilypond

From: wintryblue
Subject: Re: "repeat" slashes and the nature of lilypond
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 22:07:28 -0500

> I can see that one chord symbol could be interpreted in a variety of
> different voicings/inversions/etc. But it is still written with one
> indication/symbol.

With conventions that differ widely; hence lilypond enforcing one
system I see as inelegant.

>     The reason that Lilypond does what it does as I see it is because
> Lilypond is capable of transposing the chord symbols along with everything
> else. While it is apparent that this may not be a valuable feature for you,
> I have used several other notation packages and subscribed to several other
> news groups for these other notation programs and although I have not made
> use of chord name transposition, many others have requested this feature. To
> my knowledge, Lilypond is the only program that I am aware of that does
> this. I am thankful that it is a feature that is included as a possibility.
> Walter Hofmeister

Again, transpositions only require the switching of the base
notenames. The symbols are unaffected.

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