How do assign a rhythm pattern to a "chord symbol"?

• Sep 26, 2020 - 17:39

For example, if I enter a chord symbol in a measure and I want the "piano player" to bang that chord 4 times how do I make that happen? I have tried entering 4 slashes and still the only thing that happens is the chord is only played one time at the start of the measure. What am I doing incorrectly?

Thank you,


In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

IMHO, this is precisely what the user would like to avoid doing - one measure still passes, 32 or more measures is more annoying :)
I seem to have read this kind of request - valid in my opinion - a few times already - on the French forum, I am sure of that. But not in an "official" way I believe.
From a coding point of view (I have no idea about that), is it something that would be "reasonably" feasible, or would imply serious difficulties?

In reply to by cadiz1

If it were really easy it would have been part of the original design. It's not really hard, either, would just require someone to really think through all the details of how this should work in all the various cases that might come up - mixtures of regular and slash notes, notes in different voices, etc. And then implement it.

In reply to by Jojo-Schmitz

Thank you. That works.

If I only want to hear the chords is it best to "tie" them to rests or is there some other method/notation to tie the chords to to give them "value/length"?

Also, what does making them invisible do other than making them where you can't see them?

In reply to by yetoone

Making them invisible also makes them not affect the layout. If you haven't tried it then when you do you may get staves being placed farther apart or measures being made wider to make room for the chord symbols. I think their invisibility will also make it easier to read and tell where the chord actually changes for the live musician.

In reply to by yetoone

If you want to hear only chord symbols then mute the other sounds in the mixer. Keep in mind that if you add a chord symbol to a staff, there is a mixer channel added for that staff. Expand the instrument using the right arrow above the volume slider so you can see there is an instrument channel and chord channel. You can also change what the chord symbol sounds like here.

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