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Re: Wrong chord names in notation reference

From: Michael Käppler
Subject: Re: Wrong chord names in notation reference
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2022 23:00:44 +0100
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Am 29.01.2022 um 21:14 schrieb skoop007@web.de:

I noticed that a few chord names of the chord name chart in the notation 
reference (chapter A.1) are incorrect.
These definitions are apparently derived from "Klaus Ignatzek: Die Jazzmethode für 
Klavier 1. Schott, 1995". I have this book in front of me and some chord names are 
not correct. Please compare the chord names there on page 18.

1) For example "c - e - g - d" is called "C add9" and not "C 9". Only if the 7 is included, you 
call it "C 7/9" or "C 9".

2) The same applies here: "c - e flat - g - f". The correct notation would be "Cm add11" or "Cm 
add4". "Cm 11" would be: "c - e flat - g - b flat - d - f" with 7 and 9.

3) "C lyd" and "C maj7 #11" mean the same thing, by the way. "c - e - g - b - f sharp" is 
appropriately called "Cmaj7 add#11".

I know that there are different spellings for many chord symbols, but these 
mentioned points have actually been adopted incorrectly. I am not aware of any 
literature that justifies previous spellings.

many thanks for your report. The issue is now tracked at


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