[linux-audio-user] Noteedit:Guitar chord diagrams

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Subject: [linux-audio-user] Noteedit:Guitar chord diagrams
From: Joerg Anders (j.anders_AT_informatik.tu-chemnitz.de)
Date: Fri May 24 2002 - 21:22:02 EEST

Version 2.0.0 of the musical scores editor NoteEdit is


New features:

        - guitar chord diagrams
        - chord annotation
        - tse3-0.2.3 (and tse3-0.1.2, tse3-0.1.2) compatible
        - bug converning replay of non-balanced repeats fixed

  x Many thanks to Mikhail Yakshin <GreyCat_AT_users.sourceforge.net>.
  x I used about 2000 lines from his kguitar project
  x (http://kguitar.sourceforge.net).

  x Note! kguitar is still under development. So excuse some
  x small problems. For instance: If you can't your preferred chord
  x diagram for a certain chord please set the fingers "by hand"!

Some aspects of exporting guitar chord diagrams!

MUP can deal with chord names and chord diagrams. But it expects
    a chord diagram dictionary at top of file. Actually this is
    no problem. But if you attach 2 different chord diagrams
    for the same chord name there is no possibility to to distinguish
    the 2 forms. To give every chord diagram an unique name
    NoteEdit adds some underscores to the chord name. So be not
    surprised if you named a chord "C7" and "_C7" is printed!

    MUP cannot deal with a mix of some chords with chord diagram
    and some chords without chord diagram. MUP cannot deal with barre.

MusiXTeX has an additional package called MusiXGui. This allows
         to annotate guitar chord diagrams and chord names. It
         works but unfortunately there is no possibility to add
         a fret information. So, if the fret is not equal 1
         NoteEdit appends the fret information to the chord name.

         MusiXTeX/MusiXGui can only deal with full barre.

LilyPond cannot deal with guitar chord diagrams. Actually it has a
         special feature for chord name annotation. But this is unusable
         for NoteEdit export because it tries reverse mapping from
         pitch combination to chord name. Thus, NoteEdit exports the
         chord names as ordinary uptext. Unfortunately, LilyPond
         does not take the width of the uptext into account. So
         it can happen the chords overlap.
         LilyPond has problems with # signs in uptext. Therfore # is
         converted into +.
PMX can neither deal with chord names nor with guitar cord diagrams.
    Thus, NoteEdit omits the information.

J.Anders, Chemnitz, GERMANY (ja_AT_informatik.tu-chemnitz.de)

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