Chord Notation Interpretation Question
I am in the process of using MuseScore to re-score some old leadsheets and arrangements for posterity, created by a long deceased friend of mine that I played with more than 20 years ago.
To make you appreciative of how far we come, in those days when my friend would make a chord change, he would have to Whit-Out the printed chord and write the new chord symbols over that and make a photocopy…over & over again as required!!
Which brings me to this notation question, two times I have run across a measure where he made a change and notated a Dominant 7th chord symbol on one beat, followed by just the number 7 on the successive beat, so for a measure with two chords on two beats: Bb7 7
I have never seen this notation before and wondered if anyone had any insight. My first thought was it was different way of notating a slash chord so in one example where it was Bb7 7, it would be a Bb7 on the first beat and Bb7/Ab on the second beat and in the other example which was D7 7, it would be D7 on the first beat and D7/C on the second??
If it is another way of notating a slash chord, in one example it isn’t the harmonic interpretation of the original arrangement because although one example is on a leadsheet with no accompaniment, the other example with piano accompaniment has the Bb7 chord in root position on both beats. I realize it could just be poetic license as is often the case with slash chords.
An add7 makes no sense nor does anything else I can think of so I figured it was just some obscure notation that someone here may be familiar with or have run across before.
He was a guitar player if that helps.
I didn’t create an example because I don’t really think it will help much as there really isn’t any harmony to analyze, just a hand written chord symbol.
Thanks in advance for any insight you can provide.