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Old 06-13-2011, 03:51 PM
rrayner rrayner is offline
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Default Time Value for Chord Symbols

I've had a dialog with Mark and Sherry on this topic, and it was to be a future enhancement in Composer. I need to find a way to do it in the current release.

In writing for dance band/combo, rhythm parts are frequently chord symbols and nothing else. Back in the '60s, when I was doing this work by hand, you would write something like this:

F Dm7 Gm7 C7
/ / / / / / / /

for two measures of 4/4 time, where the slashes indicated one beat. In a more syncopated rhythm, the slashes would get stems, which I can't show here.

Is there any way that I can simulate this pattern in the current Composer?


P.S. I can't get the spacing above that I wanted, i.e., 2 beats for F, 2 beats for Dm7, etc.

Last edited by rrayner; 06-13-2011 at 03:54 PM. Reason: Spacing
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