I'm done entering the chords I had from a guitar book I have. There are
probably plenty of mistakes in it, so some reviewing is welcome. Two things
are also needed :
- adding more chords :-) See here http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/ . Many
fairly important ones are missing, like the sus2 or mmaj7, or the altered
bass ones for all roots other than C (and conversely, some of the C ones
could probably be removed or folded back into the non-altered ones as they
are more confusing than anything else).
To do this, either edit your rosegarden/data/chords/chords.xml file, or add
new ones from the chord selector dialog, and send me the resulting
- agreeing on the extension wording : the book I used uses + and - signs for
augmented/sharp and flat, rather than # and b. C7+5 is C7 with augmented
fifth, I'd be more inclined to write it as C7#5. Likewise, C6/9 is C6 with
added ninth, more like C6add9 to me (like all-guitar-chords.com). What do
guitar players here think ?
Guillaume Laurent wrote:
> - agreeing on the extension wording : the book I used uses + and - signs for
> augmented/sharp and flat, rather than # and b. C7+5 is C7 with augmented
> fifth, I'd be more inclined to write it as C7#5. Likewise, C6/9 is C6 with
> added ninth, more like C6add9 to me (like all-guitar-chords.com). What do
> guitar players here think ?
Nah, I'd prefer the C7+5 notation. Avoids the confusion of C#7#5.
I would take the "/" to indicate an alternative bass note - to me,
"C6/9" would mean a C6 chord with a "9" (D) bass note. But those are
usually written out as C6/D.
But I'm mostly a keyboard player. To me, a lot of those elaborate
augmented and expanded guitar chords just turn into mush when strummed,
and all start sounding alike. Fingerpicking them would be another matter.
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