Re: Jazz notation
Wurbel Eric <wurbel <at> univ-tln.fr>
2004-01-05 08:48:19 GMT
Le lun 05/01/2004 à 02:39, Carl Youngblood a écrit :
> The subject of what it would take to get lilypond to do jazz notation
> was brought up a while back (in Sep. 2003, I believe). I think this is
> an important discussion that shouldn't be treated so lightly.
Some modest comments about so-called "jazz notation" :
Concerning this "problem", I don't think there is a special "jazz
engraving". I try now to explain this point of view.
In Carl's examples, I see mainly three items which he points as "jazz
specific : chord coding, chord fonts, and music fonts.
chord coding : I never saw a single coding style. From what I know,
there is no standard on this subject, except if you consider that
"this r**l book chord coding style is the standard" .
I've seen TONS of chord coding... All are acceptable in some sense.
Developping alternative chord coding styles shouldn't be very difficult.
Comment developpers ?
chord fonts : Carl's examples show the usage of a font which
is reminiscent of the historical "Real Books" (which are compilations of
Jazz standards, for those who don't know much about jazz).
Personnaly (but this is only personal taste), I hate it. If find
this font unreadable, and very eye tiring.
But, here, a little question : what font choice has to to with
specificities of a music style ?
Again, adding the capability to choose the font for chord printing
should not be unreachable... But what do main developpers think about