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Re: chordmode changes midi instrument

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: chordmode changes midi instrument
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 08:53:03 +0200
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The command
\set Staff.midiInstrument = "violin"
tries to set the property midiInstrument in a Staff context, but since you
don't have any Staff context but a ChordNames context, the command won't
do anything. Try
\new ChordNames{
\set ChordNames.midiInstrument = "violin"


Manuel wrote:
Mats Bengtsson <mats.bengtsson <at> ee.kth.se> writes:

Could you please send a small example to the mailing list that illustrates what you
tried to do.


Sure. Here are the first four measures of a song I'm trying to tab. Notice that the first 2 measures use a single note (a) as the chord. The midi file plays it as violin.

In the 3rd and 4th measure, I'm using chords a and e and the midi file plays these with the piano instrument instead of the violin.

  title = "I Want You"
  composer = "Elvis Costello"

\version "2.7.39"

\parallelMusic #'(harmonyIntro melodyIntro textIntro) {
   \transpose c c, { { a1                       a                      }}|

\relative c'' { cis4. a8 d4. cis8 b8 a2 r4 a8 }| \lyricmode { Oh my ba- by ba- by I }|

\transpose c c, {\chordmode { a1 e }}|

\relative c'' { a8 b8 cis8 d8 b'4. cis8 b4. s4. s16 cis16( b16 a16) }| \lyricmode { love you more than I can tell I }|


\score {
\new ChordNames { \harmonyIntro
          \set Staff.midiInstrument = "violin"
       \new Staff <<
\new Voice = "melodyIntro" { \set Staff.midiInstrument = "violin" \melodyIntro }
         \new Lyrics \lyricsto "melodyIntro" \textIntro
     \layout { }
     \midi { \tempo 4=80 }


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