Chord symbol functions and characters

• Feb 8, 2009 - 01:23

I would like to request a broader recognition of chord symbols. At the moment Cm7 is recognized but Cmin7 is not. Neither is Cmi7 or C-7. If the chord is not recognized the font of the 7 is different from the chords that are recognized as are the flats and sharps. CMaj7 is recognized but is then changed to Cmaj7. I would also like to have the possibility of using symbols for Maj7, half diminished and diminished7. the triangle, struck through circle and the circle respectively.

The main problem I have with the way the chord symbols are working at the moment is the fact that they can't be copy pasted to new bars without also copying the notes. I use MuseScore primarily for writing down transcribed solos and I like to have chord symbols on all choruses of a solo. Since most of the chorus is the same every time writing in the chord symbols for each new chorus seems like a big waste of time.
I have found out that I can copy the notes with the chords to new bars and then copy the notes over them later on. This works but is a rather clumsy.

The other thing is something that was mentioned earlier I believe; the fact that you can only input a chord if there is a note or a rest so that if there is a whole note in a 4/4 bar you can only input a single chord symbol for that bar.


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The other thing is something that was mentioned earlier I believe; the fact that you can only input a chord if there is a note or a rest so that if there is a whole note in a 4/4 bar you can only input a single chord symbol for that bar.

You can input as many chords you want in a bar. Once you added a chord name on the whole, click the whole again and Ctrl+K and enter your second chordname, then use right arrow to move the text area.

In reply to by Nicolas

Thanks for the corection on the more chords per note thing. Now that I think about it I think I only tried it by using the space bar to move to the next chord. That would be the preferred way for me. Something like 4 chords per 4/4 bar where you can simply move from one to the next with the space bar. In a bar with a lot of notes moving to the next chord with the spacebar takes a lot of time.

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