---- Marco Santamaria <marco.santamaria@...> wrote:
> > I think people have been associating chords with rests to accomplish this
> > kind
> > of thing.
> But what can I do if I have a four beats bar containing a whole note and I
> need to insert two chords over it (each two beats)? This is a common
> situation in many jazz tunes.
Can you replace your whole note with 2 half notes tied together and then you can associate each chord with a half note?
I realize I might be exposing my lack of theory knowlege here but if the sound is more important than the notation, it might work for you.
From: Lorenzo Bicci <bicci@al...> - 2009-01-22 12:50:25
Thanks to D. Michael McIntyre for pointing out that piece of
documentation. For Marco Santamaria:
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 19:15:42 +0100
From: Marco Santamaria <marco.santamaria@...>
Subject: Re: [Rosegarden-user] Chord notation
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> I just discovered that with RG you can only insert a chord if there's
> a note below: each chord is associated to a note.
> Therefore it is impossible to type two chords in a bar if the melody
> only one note.
> It would be better to associate a chord to a beat, without any
> the number of notes in the melody.
> Does anyone know if there's some other option I need to select to
> different behaviour?
I usually solve that problem by using rests or, in your case, tied up
notes. For example, if you've got a chord change in the middle of a 4/4
measure with a d which lasts 4/4, you can use two 2/4 d's and tie them.
You will then be able to put a chord for each of them. You can also
manually change chords spacing in the .ly file.
Thanks to everyone for your answers: I tried both the solutions and they
I think that for now I will use the invisible overlapping segment, because
when I export the lilypond file I get a more readable notation. It is
important to me if someone needs to read my arrangement.
In case I need to generate audio tracks, the sound I get would be more
important than the notation, but in that case I would rather record from a
midi instrument and I would not use the notation editor.
Let me say that I'm happy to use Rosegarden, but if to write a couple of
chord names over a whole note I need an invisible overlapping segment,
something about the chord names management needs to be refined in the
future. It is not a priority: may be after the qt4 port.